One of the things we Westerners have to get used to while living in Indonesia is the idea of having a helper. I can remember first getting to language school years ago and thinking how strange it felt to have someone else in my home doing household chores while we went to school all morning.
MAF is participating in #GivingTuesday today, with funds raised going toward life-saving medical flights like the one that Pastor Yesika received earlier this year. The following is a letter of thanks from Pastor Yesika (translated into English) to the MAF team in Kalimantan, Indonesia:
I am Pastor Yesika Apirlianae Veliskova. I am a pastor at […]
As MAF looks forward to having two new KODIAKs serving in Indonesia, here’s a look at what the airplane is doing today in Kalimantan.
This load consisted of 28,000 tea plants, which had no problem fitting into the KODIAK. A government-sponsored project into the village of Long Nawang will help the people start a small tea […]
Photo by Dave Forney.
In Tarakan recently, our pilots got a call for a double medevac. Pilot Dave Forney made the flight to Long Nawang and discovered that most of the village was waiting for him upon his arrival, a sure sign that the condition of the passengers would be pretty serious.
This area had […]
“Anyone want to go to the pasar with me?” I occasionally ask the kids.
Their answer? No whoops of joy, no hollers of “yes, Mom, please!” Just moans, groans, and fists beating the floor.
I get it. The pasar, or open market, is not the most enjoyable place to visit. It stinks, there are puddles […]
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 […]