Category Archives: Indonesia

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Open hands in a white-knuckle World

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.”  Psalm 56:3

 

Click… click… click… You know that slow-building trip to the top of the roller coaster, white knuckles clutching the bar—the anticipation, and then the falling. Life lately has felt like that. I am not a huge fan of roller coasters and […]

MAF Papua’s response during COVID-19 

At MAF Papua’s bases, all hands are on deck—at the hangar, in the air, at home, and in the community.  

 

The coronavirus has impacted our overseas programs in a variety of ways. In some places, flight requests have dropped off because many of our partners have evacuated back to their passport countries. In other areas, […]

Two Worlds, One Family

Please welcome Anna, an MAF teacher who has been serving in Papua, Indonesia, this year. She’s currently in the States, teaching her students from afar. This is her first blog post for MAF.

Anna Pederson with her class the day before the lockdown started in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Anna Pederson.

Sometimes I […]

Ministry Spotlight: the Kanagys

Two Couples, One Calling

 

When Lance and Luke Kanagy were five and six- years old, they would tie pieces of cardboard to their arms and “fly” off banks and hillsides in their childhood home of Brazil. Two decades later, these brothers are preparing to serve as MAF pilots.

Luke and Lance’s parents and grandparents were missionaries. The […]

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 […]