Category Archives: Caravan

Crisis Averted

The phones started ringing earlier than usual one morning as we were commuting to the office in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “We have 50 people we need to get out,” said a humanitarian aid worker. “We’re looking at approximately 110 people that may need to be evacuated,” said another caller, an embassy […]

100 Years after the Gospel’s Arrival

Missionaries return to a Congolese village to build on the legacy of their grandparents—and share the love of Christ.

The greeting at Ipope, western DR Congo.

The singing began even before our Cessna Caravan shut down. A few hundred people had gathered in the middle of nowhere on a small dirt and grass strip to welcome […]

Hospital Rehabilitation

The Cessna Caravan 9Q-CMO arrived at a remote village in western Democratic Republic of the Congo to much fanfare: music, singing, and a greeting by a large delegation. On the plane was a group heading to Wembo-Nyama to visit the Methodist mission hospital.

Among the group was Paul Law, MD, an American doctor who was returning […]

Reconciliation in Eastern Congo

In late January, UK-based Flame International, a ministry that helps the people of Africa find healing and reconciliation after years of violence, sent a team to Boga in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of that area have suffered the effects of a brutal war for over a decade.

Cessna Caravan 9Q-CAU took the […]

Bodies and Souls

We transport a fair amount of bodies in Congo. I would have said passengers, but after someone passes on from this life we call them a body and don’t count their number on the flight manifest.

It occurred to me today, as we transported this body in a casket, with many other items for the funeral […]

Looking Back at 2013

As the year draws to a close, we look back with gratitude at all the Lord accomplished through the ministry of MAF. Here are some of the highlights and key stories of the year.

• MAF staff organized “JESUS” film showings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. Hundreds of decisions were made for Christ.