Isolation Remains

An MAF writer visits remote villages by airplane and boat, and gains a renewed appreciation for the ministry.

Long Pujungan River in the heart of Borneo. Photo by Natalie Holsten.


By Natalie Holsten

This summer I had the opportunity to return to Kalimantan, Indonesia, where my husband David and I, along with our four kids, spent […]

Out of the Ashes

MAF comes alongside those who have experienced unthinkable tragedy in the DRC

By Jeanelle Reider


You wouldn’t know it by Mama Celestine’s face.

As she enters her immaculate 7×10 foot mud hut, an infant strapped to her back, her serene smile warms up the room.

You wouldn’t know it from Papa Mambo either. He follows his wife into their […]

Special Delivery

MAF delivers letter of encouragement to new believers


By Natalie Holsten


“You Dem there who have put your faith in Yagwe*, trust him. Yagwe has not forgotten you. He loves you so much. You also are now my family and I want to be there with you but right now I can’t.”

These heartfelt words, written from a […]

Flight Path to Possibilities

How a lifelong relationship with MAF missionaries and God’s calling are bearing fruit in a young Haitian man’s life.


On a Sunday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Zacharie François got a call from one of the MAF pilots at the hangar. The starter generator on the Cessna Caravan was smoking.

Zacharie, the first Haitian to graduate from the School […]

Ministry Spotlight: Matt and Beth Wisch

Thriving in careers they enjoyed, Matt and Beth Wisch thought they would always be senders, supporting their church and missions. They never imagined working for a mission organization, let alone an aviation one. But now they are preparing to do just that.

Matt will lead MAF’s IT efforts in Africa, overseeing IT infrastructure, VSAT terminals, servers, […]