… since Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Ed McCully gave their lives so that the Waorani (then Auca) tribe could hear the Gospel. After initial efforts to make contact with this remote tribe in Ecuador were deemed positive, these brave men landed on a river beach deep in the jungle […]
After living in Indonesia off and on over the last 18 years, I was surprised this summer to find that I was suffering from culture shock. Just three and a half weeks in the States was enough for me to get used to wide roads with orderly traffic, lovely grocery stores bursting with clean and […]
“My name is Roland, I’m a doctor and also a staff member of the Baliem Mission Center. The Baliem Mission Center is a non-profit organization that desires to spread the Gospel and help mankind.
Right now, we are in a very, very small village in Papua. We are very happy to serve here and help the […]
With MAF’s help, an American fighter works to free an enslaved people
After carrying a 120-pound bag of charcoal attached to a strap wrapped around her forehead through the jungle for three miles, the woman held out her hand to receive her wages, her food for the day—a small square of goat fur. One man worked […]
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 is […]
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 […]