Tag Archives: missionaries

MAF Papua’s response during COVID-19 

At MAF Papua’s bases, all hands are on deck—at the hangar, in the air, at home, and in the community.  

 

The coronavirus has impacted our overseas programs in a variety of ways. In some places, flight requests have dropped off because many of our partners have evacuated back to their passport countries. In other areas, […]

Two Worlds, One Family

Please welcome Anna, an MAF teacher who has been serving in Papua, Indonesia, this year. She’s currently in the States, teaching her students from afar. This is her first blog post for MAF.

Anna Pederson with her class the day before the lockdown started in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Anna Pederson.

Sometimes I […]

Changing Airplanes, Unchanging Mission

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 […]

Never Could I Ever

“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 […]

Ministry Spotlight: Peter & Miriam De Winkle

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 […]

The Place We Are Found

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 […]