Category Archives: Kalimantan

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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 […]

Reflections and Farewells

When I saw the silver propeller spinners among the airplane parts, I knew I had to get a picture. They looked so orderly lined up like that, so shiny and so perfect for practicing focus and perspective with my camera. My photography teacher would be proud.

Photo by Rebecca Hopkins.

My husband and I recently had […]

Solo yet Not Alone

Story by Jeremy Toews, an MAF pilot in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

As I walked out to the little red and white airplane loaded floor-to-ceiling for my first solo flight as an MAF pilot in Borneo, I found it hard to believe the day had finally come. My first assignment was to deliver 730 pounds of supplies to […]

TECH CORNER: What’s so hard about flying a floatplane?

The differences between a floatplane and a wheeled airplane seem pretty obvious. But when it comes to actually flying and landing on the water, there is a lot more beneath the surface. MAF pilot Brad Hopkins shares what it’s like to navigate a floatplane on and above the wild, winding rivers of Kalimantan.

Photo by […]