It truly takes a village—or a fleet of airplanes, mechanics, and MAF supporters—to bring Christ’s love to isolated people.
At MAF’s hangar in Uganda, four aircraft from different Africa programs were recently in for maintenance at the same time—from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Chad, South Sudan, and Uganda.
While each one waited for its turn […]
How access to God’s Word has changed the ending for the Yali People
The Yali tribes gather together to pray in Apahapsili, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Mark Hewes.
There is a village high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia, called “Apahapsili.”
The name has several different meanings to the Yali people who live there, but today […]
How God used one faithful family to bring thousands to Christ
Touching down in Ethiopia this past February, three generations of one family disembarked a Cessna Caravan and were greeted by several thousand people. Tears of joy flowed as old friends reconnected and memories were shared.
A banner greets Harvey and Lavina Hoekstra on their […]
Ryan (3rd from left) and his classmates holding their copies of the newly translated books. In the back row, Gwen is on the left and Lenice is on the right; a national translator who works with them is in the middle.
Because we just moved to Sentani in January from another base in Papua, […]
Every once in a while I have a flight that I know will be forever etched in my memory. It could be because it’s traumatic, as is often the case with a medical evacuation. Or it can be a happy occasion, such as the one I experienced recently.
This story really begins decades before I was […]
Sign outside the Bunia Bible translation office.
Here in Congo, linguists serving with SIL International (a field partner of Wycliffe Bible Translators) are working with local churches to promote Bible translation, literacy, Scripture use, and local language development. However, these Western missionaries aren’t the ones doing the actual translation work. Rather, they are training and facilitating […]