Category Archives: West

Saving Conjoined Twins

By Jaclyn Reierson, an MAF missionary in the DRC

“Wanna come flying with me tomorrow?” Brett asked me casually on Friday evening. “Nick and Jocelyn offered to watch the kids, and there’s room for an extra person on both legs of the flight to Vanga.”

I didn’t even have to think about my answer! After living in […]

9-1-1 Kikongo

Missionary Physician Assistant Katherine Niles, with American Baptist International Ministries, serves as the coordinator for the Baptist health/medical work in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—14 hospitals and 5 health zones, which carry out Jesus’s ministry of health and healing. Katherine kindly agreed to share her story with us about how God answered her […]

Tech Corner: Alphabet Soup

Airplanes are complicated. And to the outsider, it can sound like pilots and maintenance specialists are speaking a different language when they talk about their craft. For instance: “A KODIAK is a single-engine turboprop, STOL aircraft, with a Garmin G1000 display, a special high-lift wing, and a 750 horsepower engine.” Those of you who are […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Healing

It seemed like the only “help” available for 12-year-old Masha’s painful infection on her shin was either an herbal remedy or a trip to the local witch doctor, neither of which would be considered a legitimate option outside of the developing world.

Masha with family members and American Baptist missionary Rita Chapman (left). Photo […]

Mining for Mines

Landmines are usually something one would try to avoid. But recently I met people who look for them on purpose! They are often on their hands and knees with small shovels and wearing protective plating and helmets. These are the brave and courageous staff of the demining organization, HALO.

I had the opportunity to spend a […]