The other day while in town with a friend, we came up to a traffic light that was both red and green. Fortunately, we could see that the opposing light was green, so we stopped. But it got me thinking about how symbolic that situation was for mission life in general. Living in a different […]
I can remember in my early twenties, when I started my first career, how excited I was to get my dream job. However, it didn’t take long for me to realize that every job, even the dream one, has mundane tasks that no one wants to do. The same is true for the mission field.
Anytime you move, the transition requires you to learn. You have to learn your way around a new city, learn your new job, make new friends, and figure out a new routine. Moving overseas is the same, but on steroids. You must do all of those things, but within an unfamiliar framework. You must learn […]
I recently went with my husband, Dave, to MAF’s Africa Region IT (information technology) conference in Kampala, Uganda. Situated on Lake Victoria, we were able to enjoy God’s creation while tinkering with technology.
Though labeled an Africa Region conference, there were also folks from the United States, Europe, Indonesia, and Central […]
How many chickens can you fit in an MAF airplane?
I usually ride in to the hangar with my husband, Dave. That means that when he has an early flight, unless I can find another ride, I go in early as well. I don’t particularly enjoy arriving a couple of hours early, but on this particular […]
One of the hardest things to reconcile while living overseas in a developing country is the ever-present reality of suffering. One of the reasons we do what we do, and why MAF programs are located where they are, is to help ease this suffering. But often we see suffering and know we can’t do anything […]