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.

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 […]

Unseen Potential in a Traffic Stop

How one MAF couple builds bridges in their neighborhood

 

The angry shouts of the men circling her car were drowned out by the frantic crying of baby Otis in the back seat. Their forceful gestures commanded her to open the door.

Nicole de Jongh rolled down the window a fraction of an inch to hear their words. […]