Category Archives: Blog Post

Witness to the Work

Mike Rowles, left, flies with Nick Frey in the DRC. Photo by Nick Frey.

One Donor’s Unforgettable Encounter with MAF

By: Grace H.

One casual, unexpected conversation at a church event was all it took for Mike Rowles’s dream to finally materialize.

Mike, long-time supporter of MAF, had dearly wished to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to see both his World Vision adopted son and the MAF program in the […]

MAF Papua’s response during COVID-19 

At MAF Papua’s bases, all hands are on deck—at the hangar, in the air, at home, and in the community.  

 

The coronavirus has impacted our overseas programs in a variety of ways. In some places, flight requests have dropped off because many of our partners have evacuated back to their passport countries. In other areas, […]

Two Worlds, One Family

Please welcome Anna, an MAF teacher who has been serving in Papua, Indonesia, this year. She’s currently in the States, teaching her students from afar. This is her first blog post for MAF.

Anna Pederson with her class the day before the lockdown started in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Anna Pederson.

Sometimes I […]

A Great Trade

missionary pilot with MAF transports pastors to share the gospel

How God used a broken part to fix a broken soul


Since we’ve been talking about airplane maintenance lately, we thought we’d share a story about one of those inconvenient moments when an airplane wouldn’t start. Even though our pilots and mechanics take excellent care of MAF aircraft, there’s still the chance that the unexpected will […]

Changing Airplanes, Unchanging Mission

When WWII pilots envisioned using small aircraft to help the gospel spread to hard-to-reach areas, could they have imagined what missionary aviation looks like today? Could MAF’s founders have conceived of the complexity of the tools—the aircraft—that now make up the MAF fleet?

Now, 75 years after the start of MAF’s ministry, its aircraft have changed […]