I have included some photos of this event to give you an idea of what it looks like. It is amazing the difference an airstrip can make to a remote area.
The first landing of an aircraft and it was a MAF one :)
A group photo of all the people that attended the opening ceremony
Simon walking the airstrip to measure it out.
The speeches at the opening ceremony
Yesterday (Sunday) we were able to respond to a request from International Hospital to medevac a patient from Mweya. A man had a complicated fracture of his leg. He had previously had a hip replacement operation and he had stepped wrongly and fell causing his leg to twist and break. The flight time from Mweya was 1Hr 15 minutes. The alternative would have been around a 6 hour drive in an ambulance over very bumpy roads so he could arrive at the hospital for treatment. Please pray for Michael as he receives treatment for his injury.