Tag Archives: borneo

First Day of School in Borneo

I pack Evan’s backpack and hope I remembered everything on the list. This week is my firstborn son’s very first day of school in a two-room schoolhouse on our small island in Indonesia. And I’d hate for my baby to not have his pencil box.

Many things in our lives are normal, like the fact that […]

Dinner Time in Borneo

It’s dinner time. The setting equatorial sun—every day the same time all year long—and my three kids tell me it’s time. And if the “I’m so hungry, Mama” over and over didn’t clue me in, the nearby mosque’s evening call to prayer does.

Today’s dinner is rice and groundnut stew. It’s one of Brad’s favorites and […]

A Timely Delay

Medevac flight in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Sean Cannon.

In Kalimantan, Indonesia, MAF pilot Paul College had an unplanned stop in Binawang, on a day when he was running late. Daylight was fading as he cleared the last mountain range and landed at this village deep in the jungle.

The MAF airstrip helper in Binawang […]

Borneo Christmas Ministry Trip

Our team in Palangkaraya recently had a unique opportunity to minister at a Christmas party in a very isolated village in the heart of Borneo. Seven men made the trip––our two MAF pilots and all five of our Indonesian staff.

Each of the men participated in the Christmas presentation by preaching, sharing testimonies, praying […]

Borneo River Jump

It’s no secret that many of the places MAF operates airplanes around the world tend to have extreme climates. Some of them have very harsh and cold winters, while others have tropical heat and sunshine. I work in the one with lots of heat, humidity, and heat. Think American mid-West in August … but all […]

Where the Wild Things Are

 

 

Editor’s Note: MAF pilot Dave Forney serves in Indonesia and takes a yearly trek through the jungle that he flies over each day. He says understanding how challenging it is to travel through the dense vegetation and dangerous wildlife habitats makes him appreciate what MAF does for isolated people that much more. A story about […]