Tag Archives: village

Maud’s Return Flight

On Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, MAF had the honor of flying Maud Kells back to the village of Mulita, where she was the victim of a shooting attack in January 2015. Less than a year after the medical evacuation flight that saved her life, she returned to a joyful celebration.

Hundreds of people gathered at the […]

One Body, Many Parts

Everyone working together is the key!

One of the doctors on the Wentado team.

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12:27, “You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” I’ve heard those words in countless sermons, and the thought of everyone serving in harmony as a different part […]

Gratitude Smiles Against the Odds

Ibu Deby inside MAF Hospital House

The woman is 32, with a daughter who will turn 4 a month after my own daughter does. Ibu Deby’s older kids are back in their village—they have to go to school. So, they can’t wait with her in town as she undergoes chemotherapy treatments at the hospital. […]

Highest Honor

I loved flying Ecuadorian jungle kids. They reveled in life, not yet acquiring their elders’ stoicism. At the village airstrips, girls moved in tight, giggling knots. Boys ganged, separated, then ganged again at each new wonder. They spoke whisper soft, peering, pointing, touching tentatively, watching me for any sign. In the midst of adult conversations, […]

Dinner Time in Borneo

It’s dinner time. The setting equatorial sun—every day the same time all year long—and my three kids tell me it’s time. And if the “I’m so hungry, Mama” over and over didn’t clue me in, the nearby mosque’s evening call to prayer does.

Today’s dinner is rice and groundnut stew. It’s one of Brad’s favorites and […]

Do We Really Make a Difference?

It’s easy to get caught up in all the bad things that happen to us and forget that we have other experiences that make up our lives. As a missionary kid, it’s easy for me to wonder what the point of my life is. I don’t have a cool job flying airplanes or translating the […]