This section is updated weekly with new prayer items from our field workers.

WOODWARD, Vaughan & Rosemary

Ryan. Institutional Donor Relations Manager & Global Disaster Response Deputy Manager, Cairns.

Pray for our son Matthew as he heads back to study on the Gold Coast in late February. Chris completed his studies at the end of last year and has secured a graduate job in Cairns, for which we are thankful. Please pray for Ryan as he commences his final school year and copes with the associated pressures.



Pilot (resigned).

Please pray for the disciples of Christ who live in Arnhem Land. May they continue to be salt and light to those around them as they walk through 2021 with Him.


HASTIE, Kerry & Marie

Jesse, Ethan and Johanna. Quality and Safety Manager, Mareeba.

Pray that God will lead us all as a family, and that we will be even closer to Him in 2021. Pray that He will speak to each of us as we seek to serve Him better. 



IT Support Officer, Cairns.

Please pray that 2021 will be a very special year for me and the others on the IT team in Cairns. Pray for fresh vision and insight from God, and that He will lead us into new projects to serve MAF.



We give thanks for a good meeting between the MAF Chad Country Director and fellow mission leaders. Please pray for future plans and new ways to work together in 2021.



Please pray for the MAF team at the Wings over Wairarapa airshow over the next three days. Pray that many opportunities will arise to share about the ministry of MAF with people attending the event, that much interest will be shown and good connections established. And for good weather for the event to go ahead!


NICOL, William & Meryl

Matthew. MAFI Aviation Director, Cairns. NZ based.

Currently William is acting  as MAF PNG Crew Training Manager and Chief Pilot for the Arnhem Land programme, as well as completing some projects. Meryl continues to work part-time as a Doctor in Hamilton. Please pray for the Nicols during this challenging season. 



Supporting Bible Translation and Literacy in Liberia

MAF partners Aaron and Amy Speitelsbach have served with mission organisation Ethnos360 since 2007, first studying French in France, then moving to Abidjan, Ivory Coast for one year, beforeRead more

Jonny & Glenys Watson

Jonny and Glenys Watson, along with their children, Katie, Alana, Danielle and Lucy are from Hamilton, New Zealand, and have been MAF in PNG since 2017.  Glenys is currently a Mission Pilot in theRead more

Jonathan & Michele Pound

Jono and Michele met in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and were married in 2010. They have four children, Abby (9), Daniel (8), and twins—Joseph and Benjamin (6), who are all home schooledRead more

A Bold New Vision

Great news! We have made the first step towards purchasing a hangar at Tauranga airport, which will be developed into the Kendon-Strong MAF Centre! In response to the urgent global need, theRead more

The Humble Hero

Greeting Trevor Strong is like meeting a long lost friend. His warmth and graciousness are the first things I notice as I shake hands with one of the men who, in the midst of the horrors of WWII,Read more

High Impact Flights!

Tod Aebischer, Country Director in PNG, recently flew from the “remote—to the really remote” to see first-hand the difference even one MAF flight can make on a community. Despite the heat andRead more

Together We Learn

My name is Harriëtte Knigge and at the beginning of March, I flew to Moropote, in a remote part of PNG, with a friend Caroline Wälde, to give a trauma healing course. In typical Moropote tradition,Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills - Avionics) throughRead more

Strategically Placed for the Battle Against COVID-19

For the past 75 years, MAF’s goal has always been the same—to overcome the barriers that keep people isolated from the help they need. Today, that barrier is COVID-19. Our regular flights haveRead more

An Update From Mark Fox

As events unfold regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark Fox (MAF NZ CEO) shares up to date information about how the virus is impacting MAF’s ministry, both here in New Zealand and around the world.Read more

From the First Day Until Now

“From the First Day Until Now” is a video specially produced as part of MAF’s celebration of 75 years of “Flying for Life”. It shows how one man’s life was changed—and how his life thenRead more

Update - 24th March

As events unfold regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to be in touch with you on how this is impacting MAF’s ministry, both here in New Zealand and around the world. As far as possible our woRead more

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