Category Archives: FlightWatch

More than a “Pilot’s Wife”


As a writer for FlightWatch, I have the incredible privilege of hearing what God is doing through MAF around the world. And I’ve discovered that dozens of ministries are being played out every day by the women of MAF.

There are female pilots with MAF. In fact MAF’s very first pilot was a lady named Betty […]

Stopping at Nothing

You are helping MAF support years-long Bible translation efforts in the Congo

The Logo-language New Testament. Photo by Ashley Petersen.


In March of this year, MAF airplanes landed at the Todro airstrip, bringing translators, church leaders, and other special guests to join a crowd of over 3,000 people. They waited in breathless anticipation as dancers and […]

Ministry Spotlight: the de Jongh Family

When he was a young boy growing up in Belgium with missionary parents, Jonathan de Jongh had plenty of chances to ride in “the big airplanes.” Every time he flew to the States, he loved visiting the cockpit, full of buttons and levers.

“My mind was made up,” said Jonathan. “I was going to be a […]

A Long Way from Jerusalem

How MAF, the Lesotho Flying Pastors, and you are sharing the Gospel in the mountains of Lesotho

Matthew Monson, a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship, and his passengers stepped out of the Cessna 206 after landing near the village of Kuebunyane, Lesotho. They followed a windy dirt path across small streams and past a few huts […]