Category Archives: Field Stories

A Chance Meeting

Airport meeting gives insight into what British Charity CAN is doing in Nepal

Doug Scott, CBE, made the first British ascent of [the south-west face of] Everest in 1975, and since then has wanted to help the mountain people of Nepal.  He founded UK based charity, Community Action Nepal (CAN).  Since CAN started operation in 1994 […]

Seeing Through Fresh Eyes

Field Resource Coordinator Kelly does research on a crazy-looking grasshopper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Story photos by Mark and Kelly Hewes.

The first few days after arriving in a new place are always the most magical. In the far-flung places where MAF serves, surprising smells and exotic sights are around every […]

The Greatest Unsung Heroines

My husband and I had the privilege to travel to Nampula, Mozambique, as volunteers for the MAF program there this past month. We spent three weeks offering our services in construction and assisting the MAF team in moving to a new hangar. As a 21-year-old newlywed wife who has long had a passion for missions, […]

Crisis Averted

The phones started ringing earlier than usual one morning as we were commuting to the office in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “We have 50 people we need to get out,” said a humanitarian aid worker. “We’re looking at approximately 110 people that may need to be evacuated,” said another caller, an embassy […]

So many people, so little impact?

Never have I seen so many people at one place in my life, I thought, as I set the plane down and came to a stop on the dirt airstrip. Literally thousands of people encircled the runway and airplane, all trying to get a glimpse of what and who was arriving and departing. This was […]

Hellos and Goodbyes

9Q-CAU has seen many people come and go lately in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Now that she operates out of Nyankunde, she’s visited some newly reopened airstrips, including Tchabi.

Last week she took a doctor couple, Willem and Joahnna Fulmer, who serve at the Nyankunde hospital, on an exploratory trip to Tchabi. Two […]