Category Archives: FlightWatch

Ministry Spotlight: Steve and Lindsay Bilimek

“Being a teacher with MAF is so much more than a day job,” says Steve Bilimek, who serves at MAF’s Peningki Hill School in Tarakan. “It has been a tremendous blessing to not just be a teacher to these kids, but to be their uncle, coach, teammate, mentor, and friend. We get to do life […]

Journey to the Future

By Jeanelle Reider

 

Eight anxious young passengers gave one last hug to their hopeful parents, took a deep breath as the MAF pilot buckled their seatbelts, and watched their village disappear from view. As the airplane rose higher above the mountains, tears trickled down their cheeks. Each child silently wondered: what will happen to me now?

An […]

Sorrow to Joy

What happens when death and despair collide with everlasting hope

 

It was May 11, and the first day of a planned staycation for MAF president David Holsten. He and his family were hiking when he got the call: Joyce Lin’s airplane had gone down in Lake Sentani.

In his earlier MAF years as a chief pilot in […]

Ministry Spotlight: Tiffany Brame

Tiffany Brame has a thing for languages. She’s taught herself several and is currently learning Indonesian as she prepares to serve with MAF as a maintenance specialist in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Reading the biographies of Nate Saint and Betty Greene in junior high inspired Tiffany in junior high to use her own skills for God’s glory. She […]

Truth that Lasts

One family’s faithfulness leads to lasting transformation in the Congo

As the passengers stepped off the MAF airplane, a large crowd welcomed them with joyful singing and clapping. Then they walked along a dirt path to the village of Mbongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Grings family members arrive at the Ipope […]