In December, a bus crashed while negotiating Lesotho’s treacherous mountain roads. 7P-CMH and two other MAF Cessna 206s answered the call to come to the remote community of Qacha’s Nek and transport the most critical patients to a better equipped facility.
Seven people were medevaced that day, most of whom suffered broken bones—five of the seven […]
Burton Family Christmas Photo
When we lived stateside, we visited family at Christmas, shopped for gifts til we dropped, and baked more than any family could eat. We also tried our best to make sure our kids understood that while those things were fun additions to our holiday, Christmas is really about the gift […]
The recent outbreak of Ebola in western Africa has brought attention to the sad state of healthcare in that part of the world. But those who spend any time in Africa are keenly aware of its inadequacies. Few hospitals and doctors … limited access to immunizations, or fear of them … illnesses caused by lack […]
Twenty years of constant change. That’s one way I could describe my experience with MAF.
Over the years, Tanya and I have moved many times, living in nine different countries. That’s a lot of change! But more importantly, the world and this ministry have drastically changed.
• Christianity looks different than it did just decades ago. It’s […]
Jill Holmes speaking at her church in Mozambique.
Recently I was asked to share the message at our local church here in Mozambique. The Sunday morning I was assigned happened to be Family Day, which is unlike any U.S. holiday. I had the opportunity to talk about the importance of family, our responsibilities to […]
Circling the remote mountain airstrip I see both windsocks standing straight out, indicating lots of wind. My onboard GPS is talking to me and I don’t like what it says. Around 20 knots crosswind, I calculate. My heart is thumping and my palms are sweating. My hopes for landing are not high.
The day’s scheduled flights […]