Almost by default, serving at an MAF location around the world will presumably have you living in a remote place. If the town that you live in is actually modern, chances are still very high that the destinations you will serve with the airplane still rank high as some of the earth’s most isolated places. Living in or near these remote places most definitely has its challenges. However, to every coin there is another side, and being near these hard-to-reach places can also have its perks.
My family’s home is in the middle of Borneo. And while the city we live in is daily improving and advancing, only a short distance from our house the Borneo jungle is still original as well as its native inhabitants. Recently, we were able to take a special boat ride, a tour of sorts, and see wild orangutans living in their natural environment. Seeing those large apes outside of the confines of a zoo was a special thing. There are not many places on earth left to see wild orangutans and we just happen to live “down the road” from them. Aside from seeing wild apes, we have had the privilege of seeing many other beautiful and exotic places around the world. It’s a blessing to not only see God’s beautiful creation but also to see Him at work in the lives of the people we serve.