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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How God used an MAF pilot and a small Cessna to save one life and transform an entire village
“As I landed and shut down the engine, I thought it was strange no one from the village was there to meet me—usually the whole village comes out to see the airplane! That’s when I heard the crying […]
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 […]
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 […]