Editor’s note: When the MAF airplane landed at Kikongo back in May, only a few brave kids ran out to meet it. However, when they saw doctors carrying a blood samples case, they ran away screaming. MAF pilot Jonathan de Jongh had experienced one hold up after another that day. Now with this last unscheduled […]
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 […]
Flight Follow | Season 1: Episode 2
Over the course of their years on the field with MAF, the Westom family had to move numerous times due to the instability of the country they were serving in. These evacuations made for trying times, and leaning on the Lord for safety and peace—and patience—was essential for their […]
An MAF pilot flies his mom and their ministries converge to bring life-saving medical training to Congolese doctors and nurses.
“Mom, this is surreal. How does this happen?” said MAF pilot Stephen Hale to his mother, who was in the co-pilot seat next to him in the Democratic Republic of the […]
A glimpse at how you help MAF staff leave a lasting legacy
Garth Pederson, a long-time pilot with MAF, handed the keys to his motorcycle over to Dan Grings, who serves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dan, a third-generation missionary, plans to use the bike to return to the place he was born […]
Cory and Annaleis Woodsum love adventure—their relationship began at a rock climbing ministry at Joshua Tree National Park where they were both instructors. Now, as MAF prefielders, the couple faces another challenge: moving to another country and embracing a new culture.
This adventure began in 1996, when Cory toured the MAF headquarters. He was just learning […]