“For the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
One perk of serving with MAF in Papua, Indonesia, is the beautiful beaches. We don’t go often, since getting to our favorite beach requires bouncing over potholes for an hour, scaling narrow heights as the road winds […]
An MAF staff member sees God work in the midst of a disaster.
Stanley Lepar’s last day in Sulawesi, Indonesia, was fifteen days after the earthquake and tsunami struck the island on October 12, 2018. Stanley is an Indonesian staff member at MAF’s nearby program in Papua. He came to Sulawesi to serve alongside other members […]
The other day while in town with a friend, we came up to a traffic light that was both red and green. Fortunately, we could see that the opposing light was green, so we stopped. But it got me thinking about how symbolic that situation was for mission life in general. Living in a different […]
I heard a little commotion behind me, and had barely turned around before the blowing of six horns interrupted the quiet of the river scene.
I chuckled, then rolled my eyes at my teammate. “Thanks a lot, Kathy.”
She shrugged, smiling big back at me.
New Year’s noisemakers in Kalimantan. Photo by Rebecca Hopkins.
Our friends had brought […]
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 […]
A glimpse at how you help MAF staff leave a lasting legacy
Garth Pederson, a long-time pilot with MAF, handed the keys to his motorcycle over to Dan Grings, who serves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dan, a third-generation missionary, plans to use the bike to return to the place he was born […]