Tag Archives: Tarakan

MAF’s Hospitality House

Chandra was in bad shape when the MAF plane brought him into the city of Tarakan in Kalimantan, Indonesia. This 13-year-old boy’s arm was badly broken after a fall of 50 feet from a coconut tree.  It became clear after a visit to the local hospital that this would be neither an easy fix nor […]

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 […]

A Changed Life

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:

Shalom MAF,

I am Pastor Yesika Apirlianae Veliskova. I am a pastor at […]

One Plane, Two Patients

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 been […]

Teaching in Tarakan!

Today’s guest post is by Chad Moore, who recently came on board with MAF as a teacher. He and his family just moved to Indonesia so Chad can teach at the Peningki Hill School in Tarakan, Kalimantan.

To learn more about the Moore family and their life in Indonesia, visit their Mission Aviation Fellowship webpage.

Up until […]

Pak Nelson

I had just hit snooze on my alarm when my phone rang. “I need an extra flight in the Kodiak to Malinau. My mother died last night,” Nelson told me. Pak Nelson is one of our karyawan, or Indonesian staff, who has worked in our hangar for quite a long time. He is the kind […]