Category Archives: Africa

Power Source of Hope

By Joe Adams

Sefiri Sepheephee pressed end on his phone and plugged it into the power station in a stone rondavel (mokhoro) in Matsaile, Lesotho. Warm thoughts of his wife and young children back in the capital city, Maseru, filled his mind, offsetting the bitter cold of the mountain air fighting its way into the drafty […]

Truth that Lasts

One family’s faithfulness leads to lasting transformation in the Congo

As the passengers stepped off the MAF airplane, a large crowd welcomed them with joyful singing and clapping. Then they walked along a dirt path to the village of Mbongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Grings family members arrive at the Ipope […]

Hope Comes by Air and Foot

A unique partnership is bringing hope to the mountains of Lesotho

 

The sun sets on the Tlhanyaku valley in Lesotho. Photo by Lem Malabuyo.

 

A mother and her two children hiked uphill carrying empty five-gallon plastic jugs. Dry season in the mountains of Lesotho means water is scarce.

Headed in a different direction, members of the […]

Unseen Potential in a Traffic Stop

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. […]

Counting Parts and Blessings

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 […]