Author Archives: Chris Burgess

Chris BurgessChris Burgess is the editorial and content manager in the Ministry Advancement department at MAF. Chris and his family relocated to Idaho from Colorado Springs where he was the editorial director for Lux Creative, a marketing agency that served clients such as Compassion International, LifeWay Christian Resources, and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Donor Spotlight: A Conversation with Fred

One man supports MAF through a unique giving opportunity

By: Chris Burgess.

Fred lives in Arizona and is a former Marine aviator who served multiple tours in Vietnam. He greatly supports the work of MAF and other Christian organizations. I had the pleasure of talking with Fred, and he shared why he chose to support MAF through […]

Joyce Lin Memorial

Remembering Missionary Pilot Joyce Lin

 

The sick woman was not well enough to sit in the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) airplane, so pilot Joyce Lin helped her to the floor, tightened the straps to secure her for the flight, and began to pray. Tears welled and her voice cracked as she struggled through the prayer. But […]

The Ugly Duckling

A look back at a unique aircraft

There is a saying around MAF: “Planes change, but the mission stays the same.” And truly, MAF’s mission of taking the gospel to the ends of the earth has not wavered since 1945. However, the airplanes used to complete this task have changed drastically throughout the years. A look […]

No Longer Slaves

When the missionaries arrived they were astonished by what they found. The local people believed in impulsive spirits who ruled over every aspect of their daily lives. They lived in fear. Any omen could be disastrous.

The locals initially thought the missionaries were gods and prepared animal sacrifices.

“Friends, why are you doing this?” the missionaries declared. […]

Making Disciples

What does it mean to “make disciples”?

 

The first time disciples of Jesus were called “Christians” was in the city of Antioch. Antioch was a cosmopolitan city with many different ethnicities living within its walls. Amid this diversity, a group of people stood out—those who followed an obscure, recently crucified Jewish rabbi from Nazareth. It would […]

The Place We Are Found

How access to God’s Word has changed the ending for the Yali People

 

 

The Yali tribes gather together to pray in Apahapsili, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Mark Hewes.

There is a village high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia, called “Apahapsili.”

The name has several different meanings to the Yali people who live there, but today […]