An MAF pilot flies his mom and their ministries converge to bring life-saving medical training to Congolese doctors and nurses.
Photo by Stephen Hale.
“Mom, this is surreal. How does this happen?” said MAF pilot Stephen Hale to his mother, who was in the co-pilot seat next to him in the Democratic Republic of the […]
Six years ago, Peter and Miriam De Winkle, and their kids, were living on a dairy farm not far from MAF’s headquarters. Peter operated and maintained equipment and managed operations on his parents’ 2,000-cow farm. Things took a big turn for the de Winkles—and the biggest changes still lie ahead.
Today, the De Winkles are MAF […]
How access to God’s Word has changed the ending for the Yali People
The Yali tribes gather together to pray in Apahapsili, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Mark Hewes.
There is a village high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia, called “Apahapsili.”
The name has several different meanings to the Yali people who live there, but today […]
How God took one family’s tragedy and used it for good
Allan Bagge was flying his airplane in northern Idaho in 1987 when he tragically crashed—he did not survive.
Allan and Lois Bagge, 1986. Photo courtesy of the Bagge family.
Lois, Allan’s wife, was determined to honor her husband and bring closure to his death.
“My mom […]
A glimpse at how you help MAF staff leave a lasting legacy
Garth Pederson, a long-time pilot with MAF, handed the keys to his motorcycle over to Dan Grings, who serves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dan, a third-generation missionary, plans to use the bike to return to the place he was born […]
Cory and Annaleis Woodsum love adventure—their relationship began at a rock climbing ministry at Joshua Tree National Park where they were both instructors. Now, as MAF prefielders, the couple faces another challenge: moving to another country and embracing a new culture.
This adventure began in 1996, when Cory toured the MAF headquarters. He was just learning […]