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 […]
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:38-39 (NASB)
Priorities for Prayer
Monday, May 2
Praise God […]
As I gripped the sides of the skinny dugout canoe and shut my eyes, I wondered if our jungle adventure was going to come to an end in the swirling brown river.
A lot of times when Kelly and I are explaining what MAF does, we’ll say something like, “In some of the most remote areas […]
Chandra was in bad shape when the MAF plane brought him into the city of Tarakan in Kalimantan, Indonesia. This 13-year-old boy’s arm was badly broken after a fall of 50 feet from a coconut tree. It became clear after a visit to the local hospital that this would be neither an easy fix nor […]
Every time I walk through my house in Indonesia, I can’t help but look outside. My bunga kertas has spilled out from its base, spreading bright pink wispy blooms against my kitchen window.
I forget the English word for this tree. Bougainvillea? I like the Indonesian way to say it better. Much easier to spell.
I live on a small island where there are no long-stemmed roses, none of my favorite dark chocolate, and no romantic Italian restaurants.
And this Valentine’s Day, my own Valentine wasn’t even here. He’s been shivering in America for some training. I’ve been sweating through another tropical February here in Indonesia.
Though we we’re apart this year, […]