Category Archives: Papua

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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 […]

A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

“But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving.” —Jonah 2:9a

Thanksgiving has just slipped by silently in Indonesia. MAF doesn’t take Thursday or Friday off because Thanksgiving is not celebrated here. This year we gathered with several MAF families on Friday evening for a traditional feast, replacing turkey with chicken. For […]

Patches of Hope

Your support makes it possible for new airstrips to allow Christ’s love to be shared.

 

Sometimes change happens gradually. Bible translations take years. Breaking the stronghold of spiritual oppression can take generations.

But there are times when transformation can be seen immediately.

Such is the case when an MAF airplane is finally able to touch down on a […]

Two Lives, One Mission

An Indonesian boy and a Dutch missionary kid grow up and find that their lives—and ministries—intersect once again.

 

Lush, green mountaintops peek through an early morning mist in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia. The fog covers an unused airstrip in one community—Pass Valley. MAF’s services are no longer needed there as a road now leads to […]

Wired for Joy

A staff member from Papua takes his skills to the next level and spreads joy at MAF headquarters

 

“In MAF, I love to do even little things but with a big heart,” said Arleon Eko, an MAF staff member from Papua, Indonesia. “I work with wiring or solar but I can help people in remote areas. […]