Author Archives: Debbie Klynstra

Debbie KlynstraDebbie and her husband, Chris, became members of MAF in January 2013. Chris served with MAF as a pilot/mechanic in Pontianak, Indonesia from 1997-2001. Chris and Debbie, who were serving with New Tribes Mission, met overseas during this time and married in 2002. The last 10 years were spent in Sandpoint, Idaho, with Chris working at Quest Aircraft Company. They’ve been blessed with two children, Sarah and Benjamin. The family are currently serving in Papua, Indonesia where Chris is a maintenance specialist.

Open hands in a white-knuckle World

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.”  Psalm 56:3


Click… click… click… You know that slow-building trip to the top of the roller coaster, white knuckles clutching the bar—the anticipation, and then the falling. Life lately has felt like that. I am not a huge fan of roller coasters and […]

Stuck in a Rut

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
—Lamentations 3:22-23


I didn’t realize how deep the rut had grown until we started to spread our wings again.

Doing the same thing every day can sometimes be a comfort in a foreign […]


‘Twas five years in country, God’s work in my heart
Had been quite a journey for me from the start
From selling our home and then moving away
To starting a walk of dependence that day

My husband and I had done missions before
But now, yet again, we would walk through that door
Of moving and fundraising, sharing with people
These […]