Category Archives: FlightWatch

Introducing David Holsten

MAF’s new president steps into the next chapter of God’s story.


“Who am I to be asked to step into this role?”

That question ran through David Holsten’s mind when the MAF Board of Directors formally asked him to consider becoming MAF’s next President and CEO. Thoughts of the incredible legacy of this 73-year-old organization and the […]

Ministry Spotlight: Finishing Well Initiative

Karlene Stehling’s days as a young MAF wife in Shell, Ecuador were busy—flight-following for the MAF pilots, keeping an eye on her toddler son, bookkeeping, and hosting visiting missionaries. After 12 years in Ecuador, she and her late husband, Joe, were assigned to serve at MAF headquarters.

Today Karlene’s ministry looks quite different. She assesses all […]

“What Can I Do About So Many People?”

How you spread the love of Christ, and hope, through MAF in the wake of violence


In the aftermath of tragedy, Jesus went up to a remote place to be with His Father. Soon He was surrounded by people in need. He went over to them and healed them. As the day turned into night, His […]

A Riveting Good Time!

One volunteer vs. thousands of rivets


JB Bermudez-Koch holds one of the drawers that house the rivets he rescued. Thank you, JB! Photo by Paul O’Brien.


Back in 2006, when he was 12 years old, JB Bermudez-Koch and his mother, Genevieve Kelly, paid a visit to Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. JB’s family […]