Written by Peter Santana
Peter is an MAF pilot serving with his family in Papua, Indonesia. He wrote this story back in March and we’re sharing it here in hopes that it will encourage you.
It was another beautiful morning in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia, as fellow pilot Tom Bolser and I started our descent […]
The birth of the church in Dem Land
By Natalie Holsten
In the early months of this year, while the world was consumed with the chaos of global events, something amazing was happening in Bina, a small hamlet in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia.
A church was born.
A Dem woman with her children. Photo by Angie […]
One flight has unexpected consequences
By Nathan Fagerlie, an MAF pilot serving in Papua, Indonesia
When I landed in the village of Mokndoma, I could tell something was wrong.
“Can you help us?” said Tim Ingles, a missionary serving there. “We have a situation.”
Mokndoma is high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia. I had flown there with Kevin […]
“Being a teacher with MAF is so much more than a day job,” says Steve Bilimek, who serves at MAF’s Peningki Hill School in Tarakan. “It has been a tremendous blessing to not just be a teacher to these kids, but to be their uncle, coach, teammate, mentor, and friend. We get to do life […]
By Jeanelle Reider
Eight anxious young passengers gave one last hug to their hopeful parents, took a deep breath as the MAF pilot buckled their seatbelts, and watched their village disappear from view. As the airplane rose higher above the mountains, tears trickled down their cheeks. Each child silently wondered: what will happen to me now?
What happens when death and despair collide with everlasting hope
It was May 11, and the first day of a planned staycation for MAF president David Holsten. He and his family were hiking when he got the call: Joyce Lin’s airplane had gone down in Lake Sentani.
In his earlier MAF years as a chief pilot in […]