The Portillo family.
For over 20 years, Juan Carlos and Johanna Portillo have served with MAF as a pilot mechanic family in three MAF affiliates—organizations that were founded by MAF but now are operated by local people. They began their ministry in 1998, working as national staff with MAF affiliate AGAPE in Guatemala. They […]
How your generosity is sending help, hope, and healing to people in the midst of a terrible crisis
By Jennifer Wolf
A six-year-old Mozambican girl frantically wrapped her 3-month-old sister around her back. She could not fight the men who had just killed her mother, but she could run.
Grabbing her younger brother by the hand, she fled […]
Where Love and Suffering Meet
By Jeanelle Reider
Jamie Dimon often wonders what Baby Grace’s life is like now.
As is true of many children born in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Baby Grace was thrust into tragic circumstances at birth. Her mother, faced with the prospect of raising a child whose father was not […]
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 […]
Conservation flights provide unique opportunities
MAF pilot Jon Cadd has flown 300 feet over jungles in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) more times than he can count. His passengers—park officials, game wardens, and conservationists—keenly spot and count elephants, buffalo, hippos, rhinos and even mongooses and pythons.
These are some of Jon’s favorite […]
How your support is making it possible for the light of Christ to shine in a remote valley
Just before 7 a.m. at his home in Maseru, Lesotho, Matthew Monson pops the hood on his car and sprays the engine with Quick Start so it will turn over. His wife and three young children are barely […]