As I get off the plane in Zobia, the other passengers and I are greeted by dozens of villagers. Our drive from the airstrip to the MSF (Doctors Without Borders) compound takes about 45 minutes, most of it through Congolese jungle. At times the bamboo and other trees almost form a tunnel over the road.
While malaria is easily treatable and usually does not result in death for those infected in most of the world, it remains a leading cause of death in Africa to the tune of 1.2 million people in 20101. That’s why Mission Aviation Fellowship’s presence there is so critical in the fight against this killer disease.
When I reflect on 2011 and the kind of work MAF did over the past year, it’s truly amazing. Looking at the amount of things accomplished as a direct result of MAF’s involvement, it’s quite satisfying to see how both the demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel occurred.
The demonstration—the “hands and feet” of Jesus—is happening […]