I don’t know about you, but generally speaking, waiting is one of my least favorite activities. Why?
Perhaps it is due to being raised in a time-oriented culture of microwaves, fast food, fast cars, fast coffee, and lightning-fast internet. Maybe it is because it often “feels” like wasted time. Or, perhaps it […]
In late January, UK-based Flame International, a ministry that helps the people of Africa find healing and reconciliation after years of violence, sent a team to Boga in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of that area have suffered the effects of a brutal war for over a decade.
Cessna Caravan 9Q-CAU took the […]
Within the first few days of arriving in Papua, I witnessed an act of kindness that would be the first of many experienced here.
After eating dinner with an MAF family, they took us out to get some dessert. We stopped at their favorite little smoothie shack to order some cold mango drinks. While we waited […]
I first met Ibu Lina the day she showed up at our house for an interview to be our house helper. An extremely meek, sweet-faced woman, she mentioned nothing about the fact that she had a serious, debilitating illness. I hired her that same day.
Not long after that, she began calling in sick for days […]
Nelson, one of our workers at the hangar, had his motorcycle stolen while at church last week. When asked if he was upset, he said, “No, God allowed it to happen and He will resolve the situation.”
Here in Mozambique, the most common brand of “moto” is a Lifo. Nelson’s bike was a […]
A Pastor’s Testimony
Last September, MAF and three partnering organizations held a formal pastor training for 105 pastors from El Salvador and the surrounding regions. Most of the participants came from rural areas and had little to no formal pastoral education. During the training, MAF introduced several different tools and methods that the participants could use […]