Eine neue Kodiak für Indonesien!
Peter, one of our pilots in Kalimantan posted this! Thank you, Lord! #iflyMAF #Repost ・・・ Big news!! Our MAF amphibious Kodiak was just released from Indonesian customs this afternoon... 4 months of hard work by our regional staff and Jakarta office. This was no small feat people! Puji Tuhan! This Kodiak is headed to Plangkaraya Kalimantan and will be reregistered as PK-MEE. 📷@davidholsten ... See more
Country Focus: MAF in Uganda - Despite making enormous progress in reducing poverty right across the country, Uganda relies heavily on the support of foreign aid. Although the south returned to normality, roads in the north remain dangerous due to banditry and rebel activity. During the rainy season, vulnerable communities are cut off as the roads become impassable. Uganda is subject to armed fighting among hostile ethnic groups, rebels, armed gangs, militias, and various government forces that extend across its borders. MAF flights make areas plagued by rebel activity and insecurity accessible. Our flights operate throughout the north, as well as to the under-developed Karamoja region in the northeast. We enable NGOs to provide education, assist victims of violence, provide training in farming techniques, reduce incidents of domestic violence and HIV, help people earn an income through carpentry and sewing, and show the Jesus film. #maf #mafuganda #iflymaf #flyingforlife #bringhope #aid #development #mission #peace #education #humanitarian #pilotlife ... See more
This coming Saturday (19 August) is the UN World Humanitarian Day (WHD), paying tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and rallying support for people affected by crises around the world. On WHD 2017 we wish to give thanks to our staff and partners working in humanitarian aid worldwide for all that you are doing. In particular to our partners and staff in South Sudan, we pray for your continued safety as well as healing and peace to the people. The refugee crisis in South Sudan is now Africa’s largest, displacing 3.3 million people since conflict between government forces and rebel groups reignited in 2016. MAF’s continuing work in South Sudan, partnering with over 100 organisiations, such as AIM International, Tearfund, Medair, Christian Mission Aid, Water Harvest International and Save the Children – to name just a few – is helping to bring hope to a country that almost lost all hope. Read more about how we help, and how you can help, here: http://maf.org.au/countries/south-sudan/ #maf #iflymaf #whd #whd2017 #southsudan #bringhope #bringrestoration #bringaid #humanitarian #mission #prayer #thanks ... See more
Jim shares this memory from his time in Ecuador, about a flight that made him appreciate MAF's attention to safety.
Worldwide our planes landed in over 1,400 destinations last year. Esrotnamba in Indonesia has got to be one of the most beautiful!? But great beauty often hides great need. Rugged mountains, dense jungles and active volcanoes hinder access to basic services like healthcare and education for more than 250 ethnic groups in Papua. Pieter Van Dijk first saw the village of Esrotnamba from the air. Dismayed when he saw just how rugged the terrain was, and that there was no possible location for an airstrip, ‘I couldn’t stop thinking about it’ he said. ‘I really felt like God was tugging on my heart—what can MAF do?’ The day after his visit, he remembered a beautiful lake near the village. And all of a sudden it occurred to him: we have an amphibious Caravan at another MAF base! Could we bring this floatplane up to Esrotnamba? The rest is history, as they say - MAF began serving the village with its floatplane in 2012. Since then they’ve brought in Baliem Mission Centre (BMC) teams three or four times a year, along with supplies, medicine and building materials—enough to construct a church, a medical clinic, a school, and 21 homes! ‘We continue to hope that people’s lives will get better day by day’ says Baliem Mission Centre Doctor Roland Lallo. We hope so too Roland! It’s a pleasure to serving Esrotnamba. ... See more
Kaum zu glauben, knapp 20.000 Küken sind letztens mit MAF geflogen!
#TriviaTuesday Recently in #Mozambique, Novos Horizontes (New Horizons, a Christian chicken farming business) partnered with MAF Mozambique to transport 18,400 of their tiny baby birds in a Caravan up to Lichinga, a new market with potential entrepreneurship opportunities for the locals. These baby chicks are quite fragile and are unable to tolerate a 2-3 day trip over bumpy roads. Instead, it only took a one-hour flight to get there from Nampula. What a blessing these chicks will be to the community! Why would chickens cross a road when they can hitch a lift on an MAF aircraft? Read the full story here: https://www.maf-uk.org/story/baby-chicks-on-board/ ... See more
Habt ihr eine Überschrift für uns?!
#MedevacMonday When a medevac flight was delayed by bad weather, God’s sovereign purposes were at work in a seemingly hopeless situation. Read the full story here http://ow.ly/QONQ30eoxDG MAF Papua New Guinea ... See more
Wusstest du, dass MAF auch im Kongo fliegt?
This week in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) we flew two pastors with a heart to reach their countrymen in remote areas. On Tuesday Pilot Dave Petersen wrote: ‘Today I had the privilege of flying Pastors Willy and Kibuka from Bunia to the small village of Mungbere a 50-minute flight north west of Bunia; approximately 140 miles'. ‘We landed and unloaded about 140kg of teaching materials for the two pastors. Local church leaders were there to greet Willy and Kibuka with a mutual forehead touch on each side as is the custom. 'I helped Willy and Kibuka load their things and supplies into a borrowed Landrover and they set off to meet the sixty pastors and church leaders they would be teaching. ‘Before they drove off, they told me with excited expressions that "God has placed it on their hearts to teach pastors in isolated areas where others cannot go or have not gone." Praise God! Imagine the impact of 60 pastors, 140kg of teaching materials and two anointed teachers! ... See more