To what lengths will a village go to find God?
By Jennifer Wolf
One day in 2012, a few men from Bina, a village in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia, started a two-day trek to traverse a huge valley. When they reached the rushing river in the middle, they stepped barefoot and sure-footedly on a narrow vine […]
An introduction to an isolated tribe featured in the new documentary Ends of the Earth
The hamlet of Mokndoma sits high in the mountains of Papua, the western half of the island of New Guinea in Asia Pacific. With no roads and limited government exposure, there has been little influence from the outside world.
You won’t find […]
Story by Heather Marx, an MAF missionary serving at MAF’s Nabire base in Papua, Indonesia. Here, she captures some of the recent ways she and her pilot husband have been blessed by and show care for those they serve.
Heather Marx, right, with Maggie and two of her kids in Otodemo. (The airplane, PK-MAG, […]
Story by Joel Geaslen, an MAF pilot serving with his family in Papua, Indonesia.
For the first time in a long time, I sat behind the controls of the airplane. My instructor began to teach me the unique aspects of flying in Papua such as navigating between mountains, learning new weather patterns, and most of all, […]
Written by Peter Santana
Peter is an MAF pilot serving with his family in Papua, Indonesia. He wrote this story back in March and we’re sharing it here in hopes that it will encourage you.
It was another beautiful morning in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia, as fellow pilot Tom Bolser and I started our descent […]
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 […]