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 […]
MAF staff in Sentani, Papua, report that many are displaced and some have died due to heavy rains, flooding, and landslides in Sentani.
According to Mike Brown, MAF program manager in Papua, “Roads are getting cleared, but there are long waits to go just a few miles. The death toll I’m hearing is between 50 and […]
The countdown has begun. T-minus less than five months until we board the plane and head off to our first assignment with MAF in Indonesia.
These past several months have been a whirlwind of support raising and sharing our mission with as many people as possible. Jack is completing some additional aircraft maintenance training in order […]
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
I didn’t realize how deep the rut had grown until we started to spread our wings again.
Doing the same thing every day can sometimes be a comfort in a foreign […]
Our family started with MAF in Lesotho in June last year. While we were eager to “get to work,” our program manager encouraged us to see the benefits of learning to speak Sesotho first. While we could probably get by without it, knowing how to communicate in someone’s home language goes a long way in […]
When I arrived in Ecuador, I quickly learned jungle flying was serious business. Take no maneuver for granted. Attend to every detail. Reject all distractions. Clearly, dire consequence lurked in the shadows, straining to pounce.
That life-and-death-decision environment fostered a single-minded attitude. During the typical 15 minutes at any strip, my inner worrier said I had […]