I was MAF’s Ecuador Program Manager stationed in the Andean mountain city of Quito when a mission director asked for a special flight. Two days earlier he sent a large team down into Ecuador’s costal jungle to minister in a small town. “But,” he explained, “a government official summoned us to a critical meeting tomorrow […]
It was getting darker outside and I was starting to worry—I was supposed to be home by 6:00 for supper. We were finally ready to leave when my friend Yakobus decided to jump into the lake, and all hopes of being home on time vanished like the dryness of my clothes as the water splashed […]
Editor’s Note: Dan Lenz is a former MAF pilot. This is taken from a letter written in 1992 to his supporters while he was serving in Indonesia that underscores the difficulty — and adventure — MAF pilots face on a daily basis.
I could see them coming and instinctively fumbled with a rebellious shirttail that was […]
As I sit here at my desk in Bunia, D.R. Congo, I can’t help but think of the day I had yesterday and laugh. I’ve only been in Congo a couple of weeks, and really only started working on IT projects a few days ago, but I’m finding the adventures come quickly—and in no short […]
As the wife of an MAF pilot, I often get asked the question “What do you do all day?”
Here’s a typical day…
4:30 a.m. – The morning call to prayer sounds from several Mosques around our neighborhood, waking me up.
6:00 a.m. – Get up, make breakfast, and pack Chris’s lunch.
7:00 a.m. – Say “good-bye” […]