Tag Archives: airplanes

Changing Airplanes, Unchanging Mission

When WWII pilots envisioned using small aircraft to help the gospel spread to hard-to-reach areas, could they have imagined what missionary aviation looks like today? Could MAF’s founders have conceived of the complexity of the tools—the aircraft—that now make up the MAF fleet?

Now, 75 years after the start of MAF’s ministry, its aircraft have changed […]

Feeding the Birds

Ask any bird. Defying gravity is hard work. A hummingbird, for example, weighs less than an ounce but must eat one to three times her own body weight every day. At first light she’s off searching for the hundreds of flowers she needs before dark.

Parrot in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador, South America. […]

The Oshkosh Experience

When I reflect on my life, I realize many of the big dreams God planted in my heart that have come to pass. One of those dreams late in my life was to fly for MAF — and that dream eventually came true.

But there are also the little dreams, the things that don’t seem super […]

The Kids Talk Africa

We are leaving for the Democratic Republic of Congo in three weeks. Our shipment is completed and our suitcases are mostly packed. My husband and I are getting excited, but today I thought that I would ask my daughters what they thought about Africa. I asked the same questions to each daughter separately. What follows […]