How your generosity is sending help, hope, and healing to people in the midst of a terrible crisis
By Jennifer Wolf
A six-year-old Mozambican girl frantically wrapped her 3-month-old sister around her back. She could not fight the men who had just killed her mother, but she could run.
Grabbing her younger brother by the hand, she fled […]
Where Love and Suffering Meet
By Jeanelle Reider
Jamie Dimon often wonders what Baby Grace’s life is like now.
As is true of many children born in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Baby Grace was thrust into tragic circumstances at birth. Her mother, faced with the prospect of raising a child whose father was not […]
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has a history of vaccine delivery beginning in the 1950s in Central Africa. Recent vaccine flights include transporting Ebola vaccines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (January 2021), and measles vaccines in South Sudan (November 2020)—which included super-freezing systems maintained with dry ice.
Vaccines ready for loading in the […]
“You just pour your heart and soul out to every student,” says Dan Appleby, a long-time MAF maintenance specialist who teaches at Moody Aviation. “It’s very fulfilling when you hear they’re on the field somewhere or they’re joining MAF or another organization doing mission work.”
Jodi and Dan Appleby.
Dan and his wife, Jodi, began […]
“We’ve always known, after we got married in 2000, that we were called to do missions work,” said Stephanie Kramer. “We often looked at organizations and tried to make them work for either one of us. But this was the first time that both of our giftings came together in a job that we could […]
Conservation flights provide unique opportunities
MAF pilot Jon Cadd has flown 300 feet over jungles in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) more times than he can count. His passengers—park officials, game wardens, and conservationists—keenly spot and count elephants, buffalo, hippos, rhinos and even mongooses and pythons.
These are some of Jon’s favorite […]