Category Archives: Papua

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Look to the Heavens

One flight has unexpected consequences

 

By Nathan Fagerlie, an MAF pilot serving in Papua, Indonesia

 

When I landed in the village of Mokndoma, I could tell something was wrong.

“Can you help us?” said Tim Ingles, a missionary serving there. “We have a situation.”

Mokndoma is high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia. I had flown there with Kevin […]

Journey to the Future

By Jeanelle Reider

 

Eight anxious young passengers gave one last hug to their hopeful parents, took a deep breath as the MAF pilot buckled their seatbelts, and watched their village disappear from view. As the airplane rose higher above the mountains, tears trickled down their cheeks. Each child silently wondered: what will happen to me now?

An […]

Sorrow to Joy

What happens when death and despair collide with everlasting hope

 

It was May 11, and the first day of a planned staycation for MAF president David Holsten. He and his family were hiking when he got the call: Joyce Lin’s airplane had gone down in Lake Sentani.

In his earlier MAF years as a chief pilot in […]

Generation by Generation

Lifetimes of service make a lasting difference in Papua

 

It’s May 2010. MAF aircraft have brought visitors and copies of the first Kimyal New Testament to the village of Korupun in Papua, Indonesia. The people have celebrated and given heartfelt praise to God, overjoyed to finally have His Word in their heart language.

A small group of […]

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 […]