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Witness to the Work

Mike Rowles, left, flies with Nick Frey in the DRC. Photo by Nick Frey.

One Donor’s Unforgettable Encounter with MAF

By: Grace H.

One casual, unexpected conversation at a church event was all it took for Mike Rowles’s dream to finally materialize.

Mike, long-time supporter of MAF, had dearly wished to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to see both his World Vision adopted son and the MAF program in the […]

A Great Trade

missionary pilot with MAF transports pastors to share the gospel

How God used a broken part to fix a broken soul


Since we’ve been talking about airplane maintenance lately, we thought we’d share a story about one of those inconvenient moments when an airplane wouldn’t start. Even though our pilots and mechanics take excellent care of MAF aircraft, there’s still the chance that the unexpected will […]

Changing Airplanes, Unchanging Mission

When WWII pilots envisioned using small aircraft to help the gospel spread to hard-to-reach areas, could they have imagined what missionary aviation looks like today? Could MAF’s founders have conceived of the complexity of the tools—the aircraft—that now make up the MAF fleet?

Now, 75 years after the start of MAF’s ministry, its aircraft have changed […]

The Fabric of Ministry

MAF’s Carolyn Monson began a ministry that helps local women earn a living

 

Carolyn Monson ran her hands across colorful bolts of fabric, admiring the new designs. As she made a pile of her favorites, her three children scurried about the store, weaving in and out of fabric displays.

At the counter, the owner greeted her warmly […]

Reflections of Love

Bringing hope to a drought-stricken area of Haiti

 

Mason Murawski noticed a young boy with Down Syndrome wasn’t wearing a colorful bracelet, meaning he wasn’t going to participate. Mason was part of a short-term team from the U.S. that was putting on a vacation Bible school (VBS) for children in a remote area of northwest Haiti.

Ministry Spotlight: the Kanagys

Two Couples, One Calling

 

When Lance and Luke Kanagy were five and six- years old, they would tie pieces of cardboard to their arms and “fly” off banks and hillsides in their childhood home of Brazil. Two decades later, these brothers are preparing to serve as MAF pilots.

Luke and Lance’s parents and grandparents were missionaries. The […]