Do you hear what I hear? Unless you’ve got dub-step “Jingle Bells” coming at you from one side, and “We Wish You a Reggae Christmas” from the other, then probably not.
It’s Christmas season in Papua, which means Peak Noise, particularly in the form of Pondok Natal, or Christmas booths, which blast almost nonstop Christmas music […]
6 a.m. – I wake up and get the first load of laundry going. Christmas music is already blaring from a pondok Natal in the valley below us. I set out breakfast and sit down to read the Bible. I go out to check on the laundry and see one of our neighbors, Pak Pilipus, […]
“They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.” Psalm 144:4
I never dreamed when I married and had a family that we would be living in the middle of nowhere. You never know where obedience will take you. We live in Wamena, the largest city in the world that is […]
In the gospel of Luke there’s an account of Jesus’ response to several people who have excuses for why they can’t follow him. One man says, “Let me go back and say goodbye to my family,” to which Jesus replies, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for […]
INvisible… INtrovert… INcognito… INside… IN over my head. INtroducing me.
I love God’s sense of humor. As a girl I was afraid to raise my hand in school, played 2nd chair in band, and always volunteered for the crowd scenes in drama class. Now, as an MAF missionary, I’ve stepped into a life of presenting […]
The Gospel still flourishes even when staff levels are low.
Furloughs and staff departures have left the MAF program in Papua with reduced staff numbers—but the remaining MAF pilots and mechanics are still determined to meet the needs of isolated people as best they can.
“Our sister base in Timika is without any pilots at all, so […]