For over 20 years, Juan Carlos and Johanna Portillo have served with MAF as a pilot mechanic family in three MAF affiliates—organizations that were founded by MAF but now are operated by local people. They began their ministry in 1998, working as national staff with MAF affiliate AGAPE in Guatemala. They […]
The mutual joy of evangelists from the highlands of Papua and the lowland villagers they serve.
Story by Daniel Bristol, an MAF pilot/mechanic serving with his family in Papua, Indonesia.
The Mamberamo is a large river that flows into the lowlands of Papua and makes its way to the Pacific Ocean. The Dani are a people […]
After decades of work, four New Testament translations are dedicated on the same day
By Natalie Holsten
The day was a mix of joyous celebration and solemn ceremony. The sounds of exuberant singing and traditional harp and drums filled the air. Some participants danced, wearing outfits made from the same blue patterned cloth, a Congolese tradition to […]
MAF is committed to strengthening foreign staff and preparing them to follow the Lord’s call
By Jennifer Wolf
“The pilot went full throttle and we were rolling down the runway. My heart started beating fast and I wanted to be up front doing that, experiencing that over and over again,” said Rickson Poki, describing the first time […]
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.