Author Archives: Linda Ringenberg

Linda RingenbergLinda and her husband Dave have served with MAF since 1997. They have three children, Hannah Joy (who preceded them to heaven in 2002), C.J., and Ryan. Dave and Linda have worked in Kalimantan, Indonesia, at MAF headquarters in Nampa, and are currently serving the people of Papua, Indonesia. Linda enjoys caring for her family, being involved in ladies’ Bible study, reading, and writing (when she gets the chance!). Learn more about the Ringenberg family and their life in Indonesia serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Lantern of Hope Schools

Educating the whole child in remote Papuan villages


By Linda Ringenberg 

Ibu Liza and I carefully picked our way around muddy patches of ground as we headed from the Siloam Clinic toward the Lantern of Hope School in the remote Papuan village of Nalca. Ibu Liza (Ibu means Mrs. in Indonesian but is used before the first […]

Beauty in the Flood

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood” — Psalm 29:10a


That Saturday night seemed like any other. It began raining around 5:30 p.m., like it had for many weeks during this extreme rainy season. Even though I had a scary experience with running into some flooding while taking a friend back up to school around […]

A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

“But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving.” —Jonah 2:9a

Thanksgiving has just slipped by silently in Indonesia. MAF doesn’t take Thursday or Friday off because Thanksgiving is not celebrated here. This year we gathered with several MAF families on Friday evening for a traditional feast, replacing turkey with chicken. For […]