When WWII pilots envisioned using small aircraft to help the gospel spread to hard-to-reach areas, could they have imagined what missionary aviation looks like today? Could MAF’s founders have conceived of the complexity of the tools—the aircraft—that now make up the MAF fleet?
Now, 75 years after the start of MAF’s ministry, its aircraft have changed […]
“I could never do what you’re doing.”
I’ve heard these words many times. God has asked my family to do many hard things and through each situation someone says that phrase. Joining MAF and preparing for our first term overseas has been no exception to this scenario.
The Hamstra family at MAF headquarters around the […]
Six years ago, Peter and Miriam De Winkle, and their kids, were living on a dairy farm not far from MAF’s headquarters. Peter operated and maintained equipment and managed operations on his parents’ 2,000-cow farm. Things took a big turn for the de Winkles—and the biggest changes still lie ahead.
Today, the De Winkles are MAF […]
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 […]
Ask any bird. Defying gravity is hard work. A hummingbird, for example, weighs less than an ounce but must eat one to three times her own body weight every day. At first light she’s off searching for the hundreds of flowers she needs before dark.
Parrot in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador, South America. […]
When I saw the silver propeller spinners among the airplane parts, I knew I had to get a picture. They looked so orderly lined up like that, so shiny and so perfect for practicing focus and perspective with my camera. My photography teacher would be proud.
Photo by Rebecca Hopkins.
My husband and I recently […]