Tag Archives: missionaries

Feeding the Birds

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. Photo […]

Reflections and Farewells

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 had […]

The Secret Was MAF

How God used one faithful family to bring thousands to Christ

Touching down in Ethiopia this past February, three generations of one family disembarked a Cessna Caravan and were greeted by several thousand people. Tears of joy flowed as old friends reconnected and memories were shared.

A banner greets Harvey and Lavina Hoekstra on their return […]

September 21-27, 2015

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” — Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

Priorities for Prayer

Monday, September 21

Tim and Carol Flegal would appreciate prayer that they would respond with an […]

No Longer Hiding

With MAF’s help, a once-primitive tribe shares the Gospel in the Papuan jungle

MAF Cessna 185 preparing to take off from the rocky airstrip of Mulia. Photo by Dick Martin.

When the MAF airplane first soared over the small village of Mulia in Papua, Indonesia, back in 1958, only the Dani chief was brave enough to […]

Faithfulness Across Generations

MAF Staff Share Perspectives About Ministry Through the Years

David Francis works on an MAF airplane. Photo by MAF staff.

DAVID FRANCIS – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – With MAF since 2004
An extra headset sat in the passenger seat of MAF pilot David Francis’ airplane. During long flights across the vast Democratic Republic of the […]