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 […]
Flexibility and ingenuity enabled plane maintenance to continue in east DRC despite lockdowns and curfews
Story by Natalie Holsten
What do a truck of bananas, a dugout canoe, a river crossing, and a local chief have to do with airplane maintenance?
In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (EDRC), these were the links in the chain that […]
You are making it possible for God’s love to be shared in the DRC
By Chris Burgess
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the largest countries in the Africa by both land area and population. This vast country, which is almost as large as the eastern half of the United States, is home […]
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 […]
When life’s detours got in the way of pursuing their dream of joining MAF, Jacob and Audrey Miller found that God had been preparing them for that very thing.
Jacob knew he wanted to be an MAF pilot; Audrey wanted to serve in Africa. But then, life happened—starting a family, paying the bills, steady jobs, the […]