“Being a teacher with MAF is so much more than a day job,” says Steve Bilimek, who serves at MAF’s Peningki Hill School in Tarakan. “It has been a tremendous blessing to not just be a teacher to these kids, but to be their uncle, coach, teammate, mentor, and friend. We get to do life […]
By Jeanelle Reider
Eight anxious young passengers gave one last hug to their hopeful parents, took a deep breath as the MAF pilot buckled their seatbelts, and watched their village disappear from view. As the airplane rose higher above the mountains, tears trickled down their cheeks. Each child silently wondered: what will happen to me now?
What happens when death and despair collide with everlasting hope
It was May 11, and the first day of a planned staycation for MAF president David Holsten. He and his family were hiking when he got the call: Joyce Lin’s airplane had gone down in Lake Sentani.
In his earlier MAF years as a chief pilot in […]
By Joe Adams
Sefiri Sepheephee pressed end on his phone and plugged it into the power station in a stone rondavel (mokhoro) in Matsaile, Lesotho. Warm thoughts of his wife and young children back in the capital city, Maseru, filled his mind, offsetting the bitter cold of the mountain air fighting its way into the drafty […]
Bibles to Holuwan: A Light For their Path by Linda Ringenberg
The ladies of the village of Holuwan were waiting. They were dressed up, excitedly swaying back and forth and chanting in their Yali tongue. They were waiting for the MAF plane to land, bringing them Bibles in their own language.
The Cessna Caravan touched down and […]
by Grant Strugnell
How one pilot saw it all come together
Every new South African commercial pilot has a rite of passage: to visit Lanseria International Airport to hand a resume to as many companies as possible. Grant Strugnell made this pilgrimage in 2005, when he was ready to switch jobs and itching to fly bigger, cooler […]