Our family started with MAF in Lesotho in June last year. While we were eager to “get to work,” our program manager encouraged us to see the benefits of learning to speak Sesotho first. While we could probably get by without it, knowing how to communicate in someone’s home language goes a long way in […]
Here in Lesotho, my mom is visiting and she’s spending the morning flying with me, something we’ve only had a handful of opportunities to do together. When a call comes mid-flight that a young boy has been hit by a car and needs immediate medical evacuation to another hospital, I immediately adjust my routing and […]
“Daddy, tomorrow I’m going to the hangar with you. We are going to go fly your airplane, eat our lunch in the mountains, and then fly home,” my four-year-old son Josiah declares with an air of confidence that’s immediately got me on my heels.
“Well, uhh, hmm, yeah, right—about that…” I stammer, in hopes something intelligent […]
MAF pilot Matt Monson in Lesotho shares this story about an opportunity to tell others about Christ.
With some of our pilots out on furlough lately, the busy workload here can seem like crashing waves. Discouragement can set in if I focus on the waves that are […]
It’s a small personal victory, hoisting the windsock pole over Matekane’s western end with a new windsock proudly unfolding into the brisk winter wind. The windsock pole weighs a ton! Something like my own personal Mount Suribachi for this former Marine turned missionary pilot. Replacing windsocks regularly keeps us safe though, despite the mission to […]
Socks don’t last forever. Over time they become threadbare, your big toe sticks out, and they need to be replaced. Which is a pretty simple task. But replacing the sock’s aviator cousin, the wind sock, is not as easy as touching your toes.