Educating the whole child in remote Papuan villages
By Linda Ringenberg
Ibu Liza and I carefully picked our way around muddy patches of ground as we headed from the Siloam Clinic toward the Lantern of Hope School in the remote Papuan village of Nalca. Ibu Liza (Ibu means Mrs. in Indonesian but is used before the first […]
The birth of the church in Dem Land
By Natalie Holsten
In the early months of this year, while the world was consumed with the chaos of global events, something amazing was happening in Bina, a small hamlet in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia.
A church was born.
A Dem woman with her children. Photo by Angie […]
One flight has unexpected consequences
By Nathan Fagerlie, an MAF pilot serving in Papua, Indonesia
When I landed in the village of Mokndoma, I could tell something was wrong.
“Can you help us?” said Tim Ingles, a missionary serving there. “We have a situation.”
Mokndoma is high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia. I had flown there with Kevin […]
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 […]
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 […]