The residents of Olturot experienced a remarkable blend of spiritual nourishment and medical care after a MAF plane landed at a remote airstrip in northern Kenya.
Transformative encounters: Merging veterinary care and Gospel proclamation.
Ndaba recently returned from a MAF International board meeting and visit to MAF programmes, South Sudan and Kenya. We took the opportunity to pick his brain from his first-hand experience of the MAF field and of his thoughts on modern-day mission work.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” These well-known words from Matthew 28:19-20 were an affirmation to one of our passengers recently, as he responded to a request to visit a group of people very much in need of pastoral and educational input.
Many bush pilots who have flown in Africa can relate to the difficulty of using a dirt airstrip. In Kenya, an airstrip approximately 20 km from Olorte had been the only useable airstrip in Entasekera since 2009. It allowed planes to fly passengers in, but not out. This wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t continuously serving a Maasai community. But it was.
SERV International has been flying with MAF for ten years to northern Kenya where they established and support an orphanage, feed the poor, and bring the message of Christ.