Category Archives: Blog Post

The Unexpected Passenger

How God used MAF helicopters to save lives in Indonesia—including an unexpected one.

 

In the 1970s through the 90s, MAF’s Indonesia program used helicopters to support missionaries who were bringing the gospel to unreached villages—rugged, primitive areas where airstrips had not yet been built. Mike Meeuwse was one of those pilots who served in Papua in […]

Ministry Spotlight: Cory and Annaleis Woodsum

Cory and Annaleis Woodsum love adventure—their relationship began at a rock climbing ministry at Joshua Tree National Park where they were both instructors. Now, as MAF prefielders, the couple faces another challenge: moving to another country and embracing a new culture.

This adventure began in 1996, when Cory toured the MAF headquarters. He was just learning […]

Tech Corner: Drones

Will drones make MAF obsolete?

“Drones can be a complimentary tool to our existing aircraft,” said Danny Hulls, MAF application administrator and former pilot. “They would never replace MAF’s traditional aviation services, but they will be an effective tool.”

Case in point: the drone airstrip survey.

School children watch a drone flown by Danny Hulls at Maletsunyane […]

A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

‘Twas five years in country, God’s work in my heart
Had been quite a journey for me from the start
From selling our home and then moving away
To starting a walk of dependence that day

My husband and I had done missions before
But now, yet again, we would walk through that door
Of moving and fundraising, sharing with people
These […]

The Prop and the Pen

A few days ago, I released my second book, Mile-High Missionary: A Jungle Pilot’s Memoir. What a marathon! While writing it, the focus morphed twice, and it bore three different titles. I had so much to say and organize, navigating the labyrinth seemed iffy.

And the writing and the revisions? I loved the topic and the […]

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 […]