What happens when the only floatplane in all of Papua can’t fly?
When a retired missionary couple returned to visit their former mission station in the swampy lowlands of Papua, Indonesia, MAF pilot John Dalton flew them in PK-MAO—the only amphibious plane in all of Papua.
As he was about to takeoff and leave them there, the […]
One pilot’s incredible experience highlights God’s care for the isolated.
There is an ebb and flow to how God speaks and moves. It’s clearly seen throughout the story of Scripture. There are times—like in Exodus—where His hand can very clearly be seen. Yet there are other times—as in the book of Esther, some of the prophets, […]
An Update and Call for Prayer
Natural disasters like floods, earthquakes and storms are always devastating—but particularly so for those who are already in dire need. Many of the Haitian people were struggling before Hurricane Matthew ravaged this already hurting island nation.
In times of crisis, questions like “Why did this happen?” or “Why the Haitian people?” are […]
The Gospel still flourishes even when staff levels are low.
Furloughs and staff departures have left the MAF program in Papua with reduced staff numbers—but the remaining MAF pilots and mechanics are still determined to meet the needs of isolated people as best they can.
“Our sister base in Timika is without any pilots at all, so […]
A glimpse into an often overlooked but critical role in missionary care, and one couple who jumped in without looking back
It’s a school day and Kevin and Kim Mills’ alarm clock goes off at 5:45 a.m. They roll out of bed and start getting breakfast ready for 17 people. Around the dining table 45 minutes […]
MAF inspires a Haitian intern to achieve new heights
The first time Zacharie François saw his country of Haiti from the air, it was a pivotal moment in his life. He saw the joy on his little brother’s face as MAF pilot Will White took them to Pignon. He, too, felt joy as he realized the […]