Living overseas comes with stages. When you first arrive in a new country there is so much to take in. Everything is exciting and new. Then there is culture shock. When you don’t speak the language and you don’t know how things operate, it can be overwhelming. As you get settled, you become more accustomed […]
Anytime you move, the transition requires you to learn. You have to learn your way around a new city, learn your new job, make new friends, and figure out a new routine. Moving overseas is the same, but on steroids. You must do all of those things, but within an unfamiliar framework. You must learn […]
A flight to help restore power to a major city leads to a conversation about the Highest Power
Story by Amy Embleton, an MAF missionary in Mozambique
On a Saturday at 6:00 a.m., my husband Kent received a call from a familiar client. It was the booking agent from the titanium mine that we fly for very […]
What is it worth to see unreached people experience the love of Jesus?
“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”
William Carey, the father of modern missions, closed his first sermon at a missionary society in London with this quote—and with it set the tone for the new wave of Protestant missions that would […]
How many chickens can you fit in an MAF airplane?
I usually ride in to the hangar with my husband, Dave. That means that when he has an early flight, unless I can find another ride, I go in early as well. I don’t particularly enjoy arriving a couple of hours early, but on this particular […]
One of the hardest things to reconcile while living overseas in a developing country is the ever-present reality of suffering. One of the reasons we do what we do, and why MAF programs are located where they are, is to help ease this suffering. But often we see suffering and know we can’t do anything […]