Weekend outings are always an adventure in Papua. Our friends had invited us to a pool, but it was closed Saturday morning. I wasn’t excited about the backup plan: hiking to a new waterfall. Here, that could mean anything from a jungle trek to a mountainous climb, and I was not up for either. My […]
How you are bringing light to Papua through MAF and our partners
Lights glimmered across the village of Mamit—cutting tiny holes in the darkness blanketing the lush landscape.
This scene would not be noteworthy in most of the world, where city lights often shine so brightly they blot out the stars. But in Mamit, tucked away in […]
With doors opening, and your help, now is the time for an unreached tribe in Indonesia to hear about Jesus
MAF pilot Jeremiah Hartin banked the KODIAK aircraft, and his passengers’ hearts began to beat a little faster. Far below them, tucked into the edge of trees near the shore of a lake, was a single […]
The unique role that you’ve played, through MAF, in the lives of the Moi people of Papua, Indonesia
News spread quickly through the village and reached the missionaries living with the Moi tribe. A newborn baby girl had been tied up in vines, placed in a net bag hanging from a tree, and left to die.
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, […]