Category Archives: FlightWatch

From Terror to Truth

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 […]

STEPPING INTO BROKENNESS

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 […]

Last-Mile Delivery

 

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 […]

Ministry Spotlight: Dan and Jodi Appleby

“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 […]

Count the Elephants

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 […]