Medical evacuation flights really hurt during my first term. Once turned loose with an airplane in the jungle, I felt I had to be both counselor and pilot. During orientation phase I could busy myself preparing the airplane to receive the patient. The instructor pilot handled talking with the village, the family, and supervising gentle […]
Do you hear what I hear? Unless you’ve got dub-step “Jingle Bells” coming at you from one side, and “We Wish You a Reggae Christmas” from the other, then probably not.
It’s Christmas season in Papua, which means Peak Noise, particularly in the form of Pondok Natal, or Christmas booths, which blast almost nonstop Christmas music […]
6 a.m. – I wake up and get the first load of laundry going. Christmas music is already blaring from a pondok Natal in the valley below us. I set out breakfast and sit down to read the Bible. I go out to check on the laundry and see one of our neighbors, Pak Pilipus, […]
Back in 2008, both my husband and I felt God calling us out of our current careers and into overseas missions work. When we put the pieces together and realized God was calling us into mission aviation, and specifically to MAF, I was a bit confused as to how God would use me overseas. I […]
“They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.” Psalm 144:4
I never dreamed when I married and had a family that we would be living in the middle of nowhere. You never know where obedience will take you. We live in Wamena, the largest city in the world that is […]
The third in a series. If you missed the previous stories, here are links to the first and second posts.
I turned right at the store which sold individual packets of shampoo, jugs of water and batteries, trying to remember which way was home. I hoped I wouldn’t get lost. I’d just moved to Palangkaraya, Kalimantan, to our […]