“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Rom 10:14) This is especially true for isolated people groups.
We are reaching remote communities and unreached people groups (UPG) to tell them about the love of Jesus and the powerful message of the Gospel.
Our pilots, engineers, and every other staff member in the field are missionaries! They are called to their work and have a passion to serve in ministry.
Our aircraft also carry thousands of other missionaries to help complete the mission given to the church in Acts 1:8.
There is so much trauma and fear during a disaster. People are feeling out of control. They face the possibility of death while, at the same time, they’re dealing with the reality of having lost friends and family, their homes, their livelihoods and a future that needs completely rebuilding.
When a disaster strikes in a place that already has poor infrastructure, the wake of the disaster may not even reach the news. Our disaster response teams are continually assessing the threat a storm or conflict might pose. They are often dispatched before the disaster hits. Preparedness enables an immediate response and alerts governments, the media NGOs, and other disaster response teams across the world to act fast.
Our teams conduct survey flights, setup remote communication networks and assist other organisations in delivering food, medicine, shelter and personnel.
Aid and Development
We fly over 2000 organisations to meet the needs of the local community. Why so many? Because each country, each community have their own needs. And the organisations we fly will specialise in meeting those needs.
We might fly to enable a 3D printing lab in South Sudan, producing limbs for those who have lost them through war; education materials and personnel might be flown across jungles in Papua New Guinea; water wells might be developed in Chad; Plumpy’Nut might be carried to malnourished children in war-torn South Sudan . You get the gist…it’s very specific and very diverse.
Medical evacuations (medevacs) are necessary when you are isolated from life-saving help.
Thousands of patients are flown by MAF each year. Without flight, they would face a very different outcome. Many of our medevacked patients wouldn’t be alive today if they hadn’t been lifted out of the desert, jungle, remote mountain top or war-torn village by an MAF aircraft.
Even more are saved through transporting medical personnel and vaccines in minutes instead of days. Epidemics are prevented because of timely delivery.
And our technology services enable remote communications, so that medical emergencies can be reported, and remote clinics can be equipped.