Category Archives: Disaster Response

MAF Responds in the Wake of Hurricanes Eta and Iota

How your generosity brought hope amidst devastation in Central America

 

“We were blessed to serve those suffering from extensive wind damage, flooding, and landslides that affected hundreds of thousands of people. Homes were gone, crops destroyed, and livelihoods lost in many areas,” said John Woodberry, Mission Aviation Fellowship’s director of global disaster response.

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Beauty in the Flood

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood” — Psalm 29:10a

 

That Saturday night seemed like any other. It began raining around 5:30 p.m., like it had for many weeks during this extreme rainy season. Even though I had a scary experience with running into some flooding while taking a friend back up to school around […]

The Disaster Response Team

Flight Follow | Season 2: Episode 2

 

In this episode, we talk with John Woodberry & Rick Emenaker, members of MAF’s Disaster Response (DR) Team, about how MAF is able to quickly and efficiently respond to a natural disaster or crisis—and be the hands and feet of Jesus to comfort those who are suffering.  We also […]

Processing Cyclone Idai

I just returned home from Beira, Mozambique, after helping with the MAF response to Cyclone Idai. We showed up on the first day the Beira Airport reopened after being battered by the storm. We arrived on our Cessna Caravan that is normally based in Nampula, in the northern part of the country. The emergency response […]

Bringing Hope to the Suffering

How you are bringing hope to those who are suffering, in Mozambique and Indonesia

 

Thank you for making it possible for MAF to respond to the people of Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. We’re grateful for your partnership! Our crew has been busy on the ground and in the air these past few days.

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Cyclone Idai Disaster Response

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14 March through Beira City, Sofala province, Mozambique. Even before the storm, this area was already being affected by heavy rains and flooding, with an estimated 17,000 people displaced and 66 deaths prior to the storm.

 

Families seek refuge from flooding caused by Cyclone Idai […]