“For missionaries in the Acre region of West Brazil, lack of aviation service means that any trip into the jungle could be their last,” writes Phil Koop, NTMA executive director.
And he has a point.
Without an airplane, getting into the jungle is hard. You have to navigate rivers, hike through thick jungle trails, and spend nights along the riverbank or in the jungle with your family. And because there are no stores in remote jungle villages — no grocery stores, no hardware stores, and no pharmacies — whatever supplies you need must be carried with you.