Category Archives: Kalimantan

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Pilots Remember a Faithful Airplane

Flight Follow | Season 1: Episode 5

 

 

Imagine a small Cessna aircraft, PK-MCB, serving the Church and missions for almost 50 years in Kalimantan, Indonesia, on the rugged island of Borneo. Now imagine if that airplane could talk, the stories it could tell. We’ve brought you the next best thing: stories from the pilots that flew […]

Peace in the Going

Note: Rebecca and her family will be moving this summer after 14 years in Indonesia.   

 

We’re going now. This is goodbye. Or, in Indonesian, if we’re the ones going, we say to you, “Selamat tinggal. Peace as you stay.” And then you, the ones staying, tell us, “Selamat jalan. Peace as you go.”

Indonesia, you’ve given each […]

New Year, New Mercies

I heard a little commotion behind me, and had barely turned around before the blowing of six horns interrupted the quiet of the river scene.

I chuckled, then rolled my eyes at my teammate. “Thanks a lot, Kathy.”

She shrugged, smiling big back at me.

New Year’s noisemakers in Kalimantan. Photo by Rebecca Hopkins.

Our friends had […]

Learning to Speak and Listen

My five-year-old son slides the beads on his abacus, and says, “sepuluh.” Then ten more beads, “dua puluh.” He continues counting by tens in Indonesian up to one hundred, the words gliding out of his mouth with just the right aspiration and tonality.

We’re practicing his math at home. I don’t think he even notices what […]

MAF is on the List

An MAF staff member discovers how God’s provisions have included MAF throughout one pastor’s life.

 

Just five minutes into the interview with Yusmanto Luis, a local pastor, and his wife, Elvina, and I already see a list forming in my notebook.

The supplies for the orphaned and at-risk kids’ rooms that are in the process of being […]