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.

Last-Mile Delivery

 

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has a history of vaccine delivery beginning in the 1950s in Central Africa. Recent vaccine flights include transporting Ebola vaccines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (January 2021), and measles vaccines in South Sudan (November 2020)—which included super-freezing systems maintained with dry ice.

Vaccines ready for loading in the […]

Count the Elephants

Conservation flights provide unique opportunities

MAF pilot Jon Cadd has flown 300 feet over jungles in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) more times than he can count. His passengers—park officials, game wardens, and conservationists—keenly spot and count elephants, buffalo, hippos, rhinos and even mongooses and pythons.

These are some of Jon’s favorite […]

Peace Grows in the Congo

You are making it possible for God’s love to be shared in the DRC

 

By Chris Burgess

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the largest countries in the Africa by both land area and population. This vast country, which is almost as large as the eastern half of the United States, is home […]

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 […]