Category Archives: Aviation

It has been 60 years …

… since Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Ed McCully gave their lives so that the Waorani (then Auca) tribe could hear the Gospel. After initial efforts to make contact with this remote tribe in Ecuador were deemed positive, these brave men landed on a river beach deep in the jungle […]

Out of the Thorns

You are helping a Haitian ministry transform a remote community.

“It’s long enough, but it will never happen,” said MAF pilot John Munsell as he surveyed an area for a possible airstrip.

It seemed unlikely that this patch of land could ever be more than the impossible wall of thorn bushes confronting him. But the people were […]

The Ones God Loves

Life-changing facial surgeries in the DRC

Nzapa and her granddaughter, Lidia, experienced God’s healing because of your support of MAF. Photo by Kurt and Linda Lindquist.

The theories ranged from absurd to ominous: a lizard bit her lip, her mother looked at a camel while giving birth, an ancestor or evil spirit had been angered, […]

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 […]

Unearthing an Enduring Legacy

Nearly 60 years ago, MAF pilot Nate Saint and four other missionaries landed at “Palm Beach” on the Curaray River in Ecuador. Setting foot on the river beach was the next logical step in what the men called “Operation Auca,” after initial attempts from the air to contact the hostile Waorani tribe were deemed positive. […]

A Congolese Church Conference Ushers in Healing

In the first century, the apostle Paul gives the church in Ephesus instructions on how they can grow in maturity. Among the first things he emphasizes is a call to avoid division. For Paul, unity was essential among the body of Christ in order not only for churches to grow in the faith but for […]