Category Archives: D.R. Congo

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Witness to the Work

Mike Rowles, left, flies with Nick Frey in the DRC. Photo by Nick Frey.

One Donor’s Unforgettable Encounter with MAF

By: Grace H.

One casual, unexpected conversation at a church event was all it took for Mike Rowles’s dream to finally materialize.

Mike, long-time supporter of MAF, had dearly wished to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to see both his World Vision adopted son and the MAF program in the […]

Unseen Potential in a Traffic Stop

How one MAF couple builds bridges in their neighborhood

 

The angry shouts of the men circling her car were drowned out by the frantic crying of baby Otis in the back seat. Their forceful gestures commanded her to open the door.

Nicole de Jongh rolled down the window a fraction of an inch to hear their words. […]

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 […]

Move Again Friend (and an Angel at the Crossroads)

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 […]

A Mother’s Blessing

An MAF pilot flies his mom and their ministries converge to bring life-saving medical training to Congolese doctors and nurses.

 

Photo by Stephen Hale.

“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 […]