Salatiga, Indonesia, is like a revolving door of people coming in and out to learn language. That’s where we’re living now, along with a few other MAF families. We are here to study language before heading off to our respective assignments. We’re all at different levels of culture shock and language learning. Some may have […]
Patrick Just spotted his then-future wife, Sonya, on his college roommate’s Facebook page. It was a picture of her in Nepal, during a mission trip. Now, 12 years later, Patrick and Sonya are married and combining their shared passion for missions by serving with MAF.
Sonya has always had an interest in living overseas, even before […]
When the missionaries arrived they were astonished by what they found. The local people believed in impulsive spirits who ruled over every aspect of their daily lives. They lived in fear. Any omen could be disastrous.
The locals initially thought the missionaries were gods and prepared animal sacrifices.
“Friends, why are you doing this?” the missionaries declared. […]
“Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18
My biggest fans have been, and will always be, my parents. No matter what any of us kids wanted to do in life, they […]
Above: Follow along with pilot Daniel Perez in Papua, Indonesia! See what a day in the life of an MAF pilot is like.
Below: Kees Janse shares this recent day in his life as an MAF pilot in Papua, Indonesia.
As my alarm clock goes off around 4:30 in the morning, I (Kees) can already […]
An MAF mother and daughter accompany a long-time missionary in Papua and witness what happens when lives are transformed by the gospel.
Anja van Dijk and her daughter, Janieke, MAF missionaries, could see meandering rivers, swamps, and tropical forest from the window of the MAF airplane as they soared over the Mamberamo region of Papua, […]