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.

“What Can I Do About So Many People?”

How you spread the love of Christ, and hope, through MAF in the wake of violence


In the aftermath of tragedy, Jesus went up to a remote place to be with His Father. Soon He was surrounded by people in need. He went over to them and healed them. As the day turned into night, His […]

What is a “People Group”?

Women and children in church at Loglogo in northern Kenya. Photo by Mark and Kelly Hewes.

Before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave His followers one last command—we know it as the Great Commission—and as a missionary organization, it is MAF’s guiding verse. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations …”

But what does “all […]

Coming to Serve

What is it worth to see unreached people experience the love of Jesus?


“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”

William Carey, the father of modern missions, closed his first sermon at a missionary society in London with this quote—and with it set the tone for the new wave of Protestant missions that would […]

TECH CORNER: What’s so hard about flying a floatplane?

The differences between a floatplane and a wheeled airplane seem pretty obvious. But when it comes to actually flying and landing on the water, there is a lot more beneath the surface. MAF pilot Brad Hopkins shares what it’s like to navigate a floatplane on and above the wild, winding rivers of Kalimantan.

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A Ministry of Reconciliation

Your support means MAF can share Christ’s peace in the midst of turmoil.

An element of MAF’s work—one that is often overshadowed by stories of medical evacuations, Bible translation flight support, disaster relief efforts, and many other exciting ministries—is the way MAF helps spread the peace of Christ simply by being there and diligently serving.

In many […]