When Borders Close

Flexibility and ingenuity enabled plane maintenance to continue in east DRC despite lockdowns and curfews

Story by Natalie Holsten

What do a truck of bananas, a dugout canoe, a river crossing, and a local chief have to do with airplane maintenance?

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (EDRC), these were the links in the chain that […]

Mission Aviation Fellowship delivers COVID-19 vaccine

NAMPA, Idaho – Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is currently assisting the Lesotho Flying Doctor Service (LFDS), a division of the Lesotho Department of Health, in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to remote clinics in the country. Lesotho is a small, mountainous country of approximately 2 million people surrounded by South Africa.

On March 22 […]

Unexpected challenges bring new opportunities

Matthew and Carolyn Monson, a pilot-family serving with MAF in Lesotho, Africa, shared this with their supporters a few months back. We thought it would be a timely story to share with you as we’re talking about airplane maintenance this month.

 

Story by Matthew and Carolyn Monson

 

The aircraft 7P-CMC has had a persistent fuel leak […]

Look to the Heavens

One flight has unexpected consequences

 

By Nathan Fagerlie, an MAF pilot serving in Papua, Indonesia

 

When I landed in the village of Mokndoma, I could tell something was wrong.

“Can you help us?” said Tim Ingles, a missionary serving there. “We have a situation.”

Mokndoma is high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia. I had flown there with Kevin […]

Cash Flow

How one MAF staff member serves behind the scenes to keep the ministry running

 

“When I get a request from overseas, I try to make that the highest priority so they can keep on going,” said Darryl Cedergren, who handles MAF’s payroll, insurance programs, and cash management from MAF’s headquarters.

Darryl and his wife, Debbie, began their […]