An MAF staff member sees God work in the midst of a disaster.
Stanley Lepar’s last day in Sulawesi, Indonesia, was fifteen days after the earthquake and tsunami struck the island on October 12, 2018. Stanley is an Indonesian staff member at MAF’s nearby program in Papua. He came to Sulawesi to serve alongside other members […]
How God used MAF helicopters to save lives in Indonesia—including an unexpected one.
In the 1970s through the 90s, MAF’s Indonesia program used helicopters to support missionaries who were bringing the gospel to unreached villages—rugged, primitive areas where airstrips had not yet been built. Mike Meeuwse was one of those pilots who served in Papua in […]
How God took one family’s tragedy and used it for good
Allan Bagge was flying his airplane in northern Idaho in 1987 when he tragically crashed—he did not survive.
Allan and Lois Bagge, 1986. Photo courtesy of the Bagge family.
Lois, Allan’s wife, was determined to honor her husband and bring closure to his death.
“My mom […]
A glimpse at how you help MAF staff leave a lasting legacy
Garth Pederson, a long-time pilot with MAF, handed the keys to his motorcycle over to Dan Grings, who serves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dan, a third-generation missionary, plans to use the bike to return to the place he was born […]
Cory and Annaleis Woodsum love adventure—their relationship began at a rock climbing ministry at Joshua Tree National Park where they were both instructors. Now, as MAF prefielders, the couple faces another challenge: moving to another country and embracing a new culture.
This adventure began in 1996, when Cory toured the MAF headquarters. He was just learning […]
Will drones make MAF obsolete?
“Drones can be a complimentary tool to our existing aircraft,” said Danny Hulls, MAF application administrator and former pilot. “They would never replace MAF’s traditional aviation services, but they will be an effective tool.”
Case in point: the drone airstrip survey.
School children watch a drone flown by Danny Hulls at […]