Author Archives: Jeanelle Reider

Jeanelle ReiderJeanelle Reider has served as a writer in MAF’s Major Funding and Planned Giving department since 2015. She loves communicating stories about how God takes the small, faithful offerings of His children and makes them into powerful expressions of His love for the world. Two of her favorite projects have been the MAF devotional "Retool" and the MAF prayer journal "Sweet Fragrances." Jeanelle is married to a pastor and finds great joy in helping encourage her congregation through worship music and serving alongside her husband.

Thinking Outside the Box

How God opened the door for one couple to support the mission of MAF in an unexpected way

 

When John and Joanne* first heard about asset-based giving, they dismissed the idea, thinking, “Well, we don’t have anything.”

For years, God had been growing in them a heart for missions. As a young adult, Joanne had traveled to […]

STEPPING INTO BROKENNESS

Where Love and Suffering Meet

By Jeanelle Reider

 

Jamie Dimon often wonders what Baby Grace’s life is like now.

As is true of many children born in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Baby Grace was thrust into tragic circumstances at birth. Her mother, faced with the prospect of raising a child whose father was not […]

Journey to the Future

By Jeanelle Reider

 

Eight anxious young passengers gave one last hug to their hopeful parents, took a deep breath as the MAF pilot buckled their seatbelts, and watched their village disappear from view. As the airplane rose higher above the mountains, tears trickled down their cheeks. Each child silently wondered: what will happen to me now?

An […]

Generation by Generation

Lifetimes of service make a lasting difference in Papua

 

It’s May 2010. MAF aircraft have brought visitors and copies of the first Kimyal New Testament to the village of Korupun in Papua, Indonesia. The people have celebrated and given heartfelt praise to God, overjoyed to finally have His Word in their heart language.

A small group of […]