It’s so nice to finally meet you. What’s your name, painted in blue on your side? PK-MEE? I’ve been an admirer of yours for the past three years. It’s been quite a long road—or…flight?—for you. Hurdles…setbacks…struggles…. Maybe you’ve wondered if you’d ever make it here to Palangkaraya, Indonesia. Maybe you’d nearly given up hope.
Living overseas comes with stages. When you first arrive in a new country there is so much to take in. Everything is exciting and new. Then there is culture shock. When you don’t speak the language and you don’t know how things operate, it can be overwhelming. As you get settled, you become more accustomed […]
While rolling along through the beautiful American countryside on our drive from Idaho back to Indiana, I had plenty of time to mull over our first training experience at MAF.
We came to headquarters in Nampa, ID, just over five weeks ago not really knowing what to expect but knowing clearly that we had been led […]
It was the end of a long day of flying over the deep jungles of Ecuador. MAF pilot Chad Irwin was headed home toward Shell when an emergency call blared through the radio. A woman in a remote village was struggling in childbirth. She needed to get out of the jungle fast. But the village […]
We thought you’d enjoy this devotion, written by Tom Howard just before striking out on a “new beginning.”
Last week seven new MAF-US missionary families were appointed. That’s always exciting, but somehow more so for me this time. You see, Friday is the last day my wife Valli and I will be MAF career staff. We […]
Thinking of the isolated pastors I worked with in the Amazon jungle, I realized a summary of their stories might go something like this:
Pastor Marcus sat on a shaded rock. Bugs sang a sharp, grating song. Calling birds and hooting monkeys punctuated the cacophony from the trees above. He batted the gnat cloud swarming his […]