Category Archives: Asia

Ministry Spotlight: the Kanagys

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 […]

No Longer Slaves

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. […]

The Disaster Response Team

Flight Follow | Season 2: Episode 2

 

In this episode, we talk with John Woodberry & Rick Emenaker, members of MAF’s Disaster Response (DR) Team, about how MAF is able to quickly and efficiently respond to a natural disaster or crisis—and be the hands and feet of Jesus to comfort those who are suffering.  We also […]

Peace in the Going

Note: Rebecca and her family will be moving this summer after 14 years in Indonesia.   

 

We’re going now. This is goodbye. Or, in Indonesian, if we’re the ones going, we say to you, “Selamat tinggal. Peace as you stay.” And then you, the ones staying, tell us, “Selamat jalan. Peace as you go.”

Indonesia, you’ve given each […]

Ministry Spotlight – Dennis and Rose Bergstrazer      

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Dennis and Rose Bergstrazer have been with MAF for 32 years—the last 14 of which have been at the MAF base in Timika, Papua, Indonesia. Currently, they are the only MAF family there—and the only missionaries in town!

“When we first opened the base [in 2003], we were also the only Westerners, so we […]