Category Archives: Africa

Stopping at Nothing

You are helping MAF support years-long Bible translation efforts in the Congo

The Logo-language New Testament. Photo by Ashley Petersen.


In March of this year, MAF airplanes landed at the Todro airstrip, bringing translators, church leaders, and other special guests to join a crowd of over 3,000 people. They waited in breathless anticipation as dancers and […]

Rest / Unrest

The security situation where we live degraded last week, here in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s all “part of doing business” for overseas missionaries, but still there is something inside our human hearts which reminds us that this unrest isn’t normal. It’s also a good reaffirmation of one of the reasons why we are […]

A Deeper Understanding

Jill and her husband-pilot Dave (center) engulfed by the crowd at Mocuba. Photo courtesy of Jill Holmes.

When studying a particularly challenging passage of Scripture, have you ever looked it up in multiple versions to help you understand? What a privilege it is to have access to different versions of the Bible at our fingertips. Similarly, I […]

Ministry Spotlight: the de Jongh Family

When he was a young boy growing up in Belgium with missionary parents, Jonathan de Jongh had plenty of chances to ride in “the big airplanes.” Every time he flew to the States, he loved visiting the cockpit, full of buttons and levers.

“My mind was made up,” said Jonathan. “I was going to be a […]

A Long Way from Jerusalem

How MAF, the Lesotho Flying Pastors, and you are sharing the Gospel in the mountains of Lesotho

Matthew Monson, a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship, and his passengers stepped out of the Cessna 206 after landing near the village of Kuebunyane, Lesotho. They followed a windy dirt path across small streams and past a few huts […]