Category Archives: Indonesia

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All Together Now

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 […]

Ministry Spotlight: Patrick and Sonya Just

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 […]

No Longer Slaves

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. […]

Once in a Lifetime

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, […]