Category Archives: Papua

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Update: Flooding in Sentani, Papua

MAF staff in Sentani, Papua, report that many are displaced and some have died due to heavy rains, flooding, and landslides in Sentani.

According to Mike Brown, MAF program manager in Papua, “Roads are getting cleared, but there are long waits to go just a few miles. The death toll I’m hearing is between 50 and […]

Emotional Tug-of-War

The countdown has begun. T-minus less than five months until we board the plane and head off to our first assignment with MAF in Indonesia.

These past several months have been a whirlwind of support raising and sharing our mission with as many people as possible. Jack is completing some additional aircraft maintenance training in order […]

Stuck in a Rut

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
—Lamentations 3:22-23

 

I didn’t realize how deep the rut had grown until we started to spread our wings again.

Doing the same thing every day can sometimes be a comfort in a foreign […]

The Unexpected Passenger

How God used MAF helicopters to save lives in Indonesia—including an unexpected one.

 

In the 1970s through the 90s, MAF’s Indonesia program used helicopters to support missionaries who were bringing the gospel to unreached villages—rugged, primitive areas where airstrips had not yet been built. Mike Meeuwse was one of those pilots who served in Papua in […]

A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

‘Twas five years in country, God’s work in my heart
Had been quite a journey for me from the start
From selling our home and then moving away
To starting a walk of dependence that day

My husband and I had done missions before
But now, yet again, we would walk through that door
Of moving and fundraising, sharing with people
These […]