Two Couples, One Calling
When Lance and Luke Kanagy were five and six- years old, they would tie pieces of cardboard to their arms and “fly” off banks and hillsides in their childhood home of Brazil. Two decades later, these brothers are preparing to serve as MAF pilots.
Luke and Lance’s parents and grandparents were missionaries. The […]
How one MAF couple builds bridges in their neighborhood
The angry shouts of the men circling her car were drowned out by the frantic crying of baby Otis in the back seat. Their forceful gestures commanded her to open the door.
Nicole de Jongh rolled down the window a fraction of an inch to hear their words. […]
Jill writes from our base in Mozambique.
We are required to count our aircraft parts inventory by the end of November. This means the week of Thanksgiving we needed to get all the parts counted and adjustments made. The inventory count requires going through tubs and tubs of aircraft parts, counting each screw, grommet, o-ring, and […]
When the missionaries arrived they were astonished by what they found. The local people believed in impulsive spirits who ruled over every aspect of their daily lives. They lived in fear. Any omen could be disastrous.
The locals initially thought the missionaries were gods and prepared animal sacrifices.
“Friends, why are you doing this?” the missionaries declared. […]
“Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18
My biggest fans have been, and will always be, my parents. No matter what any of us kids wanted to do in life, they […]
I’ve recently returned to my comfortable cubicle here at MAF headquarters after spending two weeks at our program in Lesotho (Africa). I’m trying to hold on to the incredible moments I experienced there, but even now I find them slipping away. Some of those moments don’t even seem real!
How is it possible that I did […]