Category Archives: Country

Staying Power

A strong calling and a fulfilling ministry, plus the support of the MAF Family, helped this single missionary stick it out for the long haul.

 

A small MAF Cessna airplane touched down in a remote village in the highlands of Papua (then Irian Jaya), Indonesia. Lois Belsey, a 26-year-old Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) missionary from […]

Ministry Spotlight: Brent Halvorsen

MAF maintenance specialist Brent Halvorsen.

Brent Halvorsen may have tuned out when an MAF recruiter spoke to his class at Liberty University in Virginia seven years ago, but God made sure Brent heard at least one word: Idaho.

After majoring in aviation maintenance and biblical studies, Brent moved across the country to Boise, […]

Real Change

How missionaries, an airstrip, MAF airplanes, a school, and a clinic are being used by God to change the ending for the Moi people

 

“My baby’s dying. Can you help?”

Stephen and Carolyn Crockett*, missionaries among the Moi people in a remote village of Papua, Indonesia, were often awakened at night by the cries of desperate parents. […]

It Takes a Village to Help a Village

In mid-March, Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique around the city of Beira. Just weeks later, Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique north of the city of Pemba. Being located in Nampula, north of Beira and south of Pemba, MAF was uniquely positioned to be among the very first on the scene to help with both disasters.

Never Could I Ever

“I could never do what you’re doing.”

I’ve heard these words many times. God has asked my family to do many hard things and through each situation someone says that phrase. Joining MAF and preparing for our first term overseas has been no exception to this scenario.

The Hamstra family at MAF headquarters around the […]