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Can you imagine being among the 70% of the population of Timor Leste who live in rural areas? You would face significant inequality with those in the capital Dili. In fact you, your family and your community would face urgent medical and health issues that include: Rheumatic heart disease (one of the highest rates in the world —1 in 20 children impacted)Tuberculosis (51% of the nation has latent TB)HIV/AIDs (there was a 15% increase in cases last year)Child malnutrition and stunted growth ...

July 15, 2019

Tali Takes To The Air

Tali Grace is currently training to become a pilot at the MAF Flight Training Centre at Mareeba. Her journey to MAF began when her Dad took her to visit PNG in 2008. On her first flight in a small aircraft, Tali sat beside the pilot and found the experience exhilarating. She feels this is where the seeds of wanting to become a pilot were planted.While in Year 12 she was particularly exhausted on the Friday before a school band performance. Her Mum suggested she stay home and rest, but Tali felt ...

July 8, 2019

A Force To Be Reckoned with!

Joe Knighton, Senior Flight Instructor for Mareeba Flight Training Centre strongly believes that, “God gives us skills and abilities, and it is our duty to use those skills to help others.” Growing up in England, Joe’s first flight was at the tender age of 14 as an Air Cadet. This led to his first solo flight at 18. He was all set to enter the Air Force, when—at just 19—Joe had a debilitating motorcycle accident, which left him paralysed. While in hospital he had been told repe...

July 2, 2019

Managers Needed

TREE TOPS LODGE IN BEAUTIFUL NORTH QUEENSLAND is a joint venture of MAF and Wycliffe. It provides accommodation for missionaries seeking a break from the mission field, offering rest in a peaceful Christian atmosphere. There are currently positions for Management Team Members, typically husband and wife couples, that urgently need to be filled.  POSITION TITLE: Management Team Members (typically husband and wife team). POSITION TYPE: Full-time volunteer on a rotating two-week roster that in...

May 27, 2019

Clean Water, Fresh From the Mountain!

Flying over the highlands of PNG and looking down on the huge forests, more and more houses with a corrugated iron roof can be spotted. For hundreds of years the people used to live under a grass roof. Many still do. But apart from easier maintenance and higher sustainability, having a corrugated iron roof helps with collecting rain water. However, even for those with corrugated iron roofs and a small drum to collect water, after a couple of days of dry weather this runs out. Then a time-consumi...

May 20, 2019

Help Dreams Come True

In 2013 Josephine was living in an orphanage in Kajo Keji, South Sudan. She was a teenager, exhausted by a life that had left her powerless. Her broken wheelchair had condemned her to crawling on the ground, her legs and knees caked in mud. The only way Josephine could keep her dream of an education alive was to crawl to school and back every day.Verses like the one below show God’s amazing mercy and compassion for every person on the planet, even the most marginalized:He raises the poor from ...

May 16, 2019

Overcoming “Runny Ears” in Arnhem Land

From the very beginning, the vision of the Menzies School of Health Research has been a commitment to examine, understand and improve Indigenous health, including those living in Northern Australia and the tropics. Thirty four years later, the organisation has four headquarters across Australia, with an influence that spans across the developing countries of the world. Menzies is the global leader in tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. For the past two years, MAF has helped fly M...

May 13, 2019

MAF Makes It Possible

Friedemann Urschitz, from the Liebenzell Mission in Austria recently wrote: Thanks to MAF I was able to get to remote villages to conduct courses, get airstrip equipment repaired and visit churches over an eight week mission trip to the East Sepik Province of PNG. Without MAF’s flights into remote villages, I could not have done that many visits and courses. The first village MAF flew me to was Nungwaia. Shortly after we landed, the pilot sold almost a full box of Bibles and some reading glass...

May 6, 2019

Second Disaster in Five Weeks for Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth struck Mozambique April 25-26, 2019, just five weeks after Cyclone Idai caused large scale devastation and loss of life. In response to this latest disaster Mission Aviation Fellowship again mobilized staff from its Nampula base (the largest city in northeastern Mozambique) to assist, along with staff from the MAF Disaster Response Team. On 27 April, MAF delivered a load of rice, sugar and candles to the island of Ibo, which was hard-hit by the cyclone. More than 160,000 people h...

May 1, 2019

We Are Coming to Whanganui and Hawera!

We are looking forward to coming to Whanganui and Hawera, and warmly invite you to join us at one of these events. Tell your friends! All welcome. Tuesday 14 MayWelcome anytime between 4.30pm - 6.00pmWhanganui Aero club, Whanganui Airport Wednesday 15 MayWelcome anytime between 3.30pm - 5.00pmWaihi Road, Hawera Aero club, Hawera Airport With a fleet of 130 aircraft in over 30 countries, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) flies in some of the most challenging places in the world! This is an opport...

May 1, 2019

Flying Over the Mud!

Only 43% of Chadians have basic access to clean water. International Aid Services (IAS), a relief and development organisation based in Denmark, drills wells to provide clean water to those who need it most. Luke Lunsford works with IAS in Chad—but sometimes the biggest obstacle to his work is dirty water. In rainy season it can be almost impossible to travel because of flooded rivers and thick mud. According to Luke, travel in and out of Hadjer Hadid (an area in eastern Chad) is “one o...

April 23, 2019

A Medevac for Meshack

A Friday night in October 2017, four gunmen killed a security guard and six students while injuring another 18 at Lokichoggio Mixed Secondary School, close to Kenya’s border with South Sudan. A former student, who had been expelled from the school due to indiscipline, led the three other armed men in the deadly revenge mission that lasted three hours. The attack happened between 1 and 4am—but the police didn’t arrive at the school until 5am. Therefore, the attackers had plenty of time ...

April 15, 2019

Too Busy to Care

Stewardship is one of our key values. For staff on the ground, this boils down to "efficiency" and since the start of this year, we have been on a drive to maximise our flying days. More flights mean that more people can be served and more impact on an individual and community basis. At the same time, we try to ballance efficiency with Care. One Monday recently, the Mt Hagen based Cessna Caravan P2-MAG was dedicated for our partner organisation, the Rural Airstrips Agency (RAA), which does a won...

April 8, 2019

A Camel Train in Chad

MAF pilot Stefan Hug recently flew some workers and journalists from Every Home for Christ (EHC) to Ati in the center of Chad. After arriving in Ati, he realized that he had no way to secure the airplane for the night as the airport was designed for larger aircraft that don’t need to be tied own. With some support from the base in N’Djamena and help from some local construction workers, Stefan was able to secure the aircraft to prevent wind damage using sacks filled with stone and sand and s...

April 1, 2019

Support MAF’s rescue and relief efforts In Mozambique

MAF US, based in Nampa, Idaho is on the front lines of the cyclone disaster relief efforts in Mozambique. The cyclone hit on March 14. Winds over 100 miles per hour flattened homes and left some underwater. The storm also destroyed water sanitation systems, raising concerns among aid workers that waterborne diseases could spread more easily. Aircraft are doing flight surveys and helping deliver supplies to areas cut off by massive flooding that has already killed 200 people. It is estimated that...

March 25, 2019

MAF is coming to Feilding's Field Day

We’ll be at the Central Districts Field Day at Mansfeild Park all three days, March 14-16. Find out about MAF’s worldwide work! We are looking forward to being at this year’s Field Day in Feilding. After you walk through the Agriculture Pavilion, you will find us a few hundred yards further on, on the left. We’ll be in section T20…you can’t miss our Cessna 206! This is a special opportunity to find out about Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). With a fleet of 130 aircraft in over...

March 11, 2019

Help Bring Lasting Change!

Over the almost 50 years Mission Aviation Fellowship has been in Arnhem Land, there have been many wonderful testimonies of the Lord’s breakthrough in people’s lives and communities. MAF families become part of the community; they live, work and worship in the ancient Aboriginal homelands. Over the decades, appreciation, trust and respect have become deeply rooted. MAF flights support a network of Christians who are serving the Yolngu communities: couples and families with Pioneers living in...

February 25, 2019

We are looking forward to coming to Feilding!

With a fleet of 130 aircraft in over 30 countries, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) flies in some of the most challenging places in the world! This is an opportunity to find out more about the worldwide ministry of MAF. Chat with some of the MAF New Zealand team and meet MAF NZ CEO Mark Fox. Come and see a MAF plane that flew as a lifeline to isolated communities for 30 years! We warmly invite you to join us at this event! Tell your friends! All welcome. Sunday 3 MarchCome anytime between 1.00 ...

February 18, 2019

We'll Be At Festival One

This year it will take place between Friday 25 and Monday 28 January at Mystery Creek in Hamilton. We really enjoy the event, which has been described as “New Zealand’s ultimate summer festival celebrating the creative arts, Christian music and community and creating spaces for friends to make more friends”. If you are going this year, we would love you to come on over and say, “Hi!” See our operational Mission Aviation Fellowship aircraft and sit in the pilot’s seat. A team of staff...

January 10, 2019

In Just One Day

It was a busy Monday recently for the team of pilots and ground staff in Palu Indonesia for both Yayasan MAF Indonesian’s Kodiak and Helivida’s helicopter, delivering food, a full plane of medicine, two medical evacuations, and flying doctors in and out of two communities cut off by damaged roads. Two organizations, Yayasan Alpha Omega and World Share from Korea, working with a local church, donated food to be delivered to the communities of Kulawi and Omu that have been trapped without road...

December 17, 2018

A Safe Haven In Life's Storms

Peter and Avrienne Austin have been at Tree Tops Lodge for three years now. Tree Tops, in Cairns, northern Australia, provides a safe and relaxing environment for those involved in missions work throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Literally thousands of missionary families have passed through Tree Tops on their way to or from the field. People come to Tree Tops for a number of different reasons. Many come because they are desperately in need of rest after a stressful experience on the mission f...

December 12, 2018

We're coming to Whangarei and Whakatane

We are looking forward to coming to both Whangarei and Whakatane—and warmly invite you to join us. Tell your friends! All welcome. Come and see an operational MAF plane that flew as a lifeline to isolated communities for 30 years! This is an opportunity to find out more about the worldwide ministry of MAF. Chat with the MAF New Zealand CEO Mark Fox.Tuesday 4 DecemberWHANGAREI4.30-6.30pm Whangarei Flying Club, Gate 4, Hanger 10, Whangarei AirportWednesday 5 DecemberWHAKATANE4.30-7.00pm...

November 24, 2018

Help Keep MAF Flying

To fly Doctors Mark and Andrea Hotchkin back to the hospital in Chad where they provide basic healthcare to isolated communities would have taken MAF just six hours. Compare this to their arduous four days/three nights travel by land across the Sahara desert! This is how they described their journey: “We drove into the Sahara desert in driving rain, splashing through pools of water until we were stuck in a mixture of mud and sand. All our bags were unloaded and the digging started. After three...

November 21, 2018

Buy A Jerrycan Of Jet Fuel

Thank you for finding out about buying one or more of MAF’s $35 “Jerrycans of Jet Fuel” this Christmas! Each jerrycan card helps us make a flight that could change a life. With over 135 aircraft, MAF flies in some of the most challenging places in the world to bring emergency relief, long-term development and hope to people in places of deepest human need. But without fuel we cannot fly far! Each jerrycan holds about 20 litres of fuel—that’s enough for 20 minutes of flight. In many...

November 20, 2018

Bringing Change To One Community

MAF has been bringing printed Bibles, Audio Bibles and Bible CD’s into the community of Nungwaia, which in turn has brought change to those living there. Many have expressed their gratefulness—as well as requests for more resources. Many of the mothers in the Nungwaia community are excited about the Audio Bible. Many do not know how to read but they can listen to the Audio Bible while gardening, cooking, sleeping or just relaxing. It has greatly helped the mothers and they would like eve...

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