“Bible poverty, simply put, is when a person or people(s) do not have meaningful access to the Bible in their mother tongue or heart language.” – Andrew Heffren. On a recent flight, Angelina reflected on their journey so far.
Scott and Susie had been waiting in Chad a long time. Over eleven years, in fact. Praying and waiting. Working and praying and waiting. Drilling wells, teaching hygiene, holding dental and medical clinics, sharing the Word…and waiting on God for that miracle when someone would choose to follow Jesus.
Dr. Polla Roux is an excellent example of someone using their gifts for the Lord. He was the head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Pretoria University, and the Chief Consultant at the Pretoria Academic Hospital for twenty-one years, where he acquired extensive experience in a wide field of ophthalmology. He currently practices in Pretoria and Johannesburg and has been flying with us from the very beginning.
Road travel in South Sudan is dangerous, arduous and time-consuming. MAF is one of the only safe and efficient travel options for mission organisations, such as MAF’s frequent flier, Every Village. On a regular basis, we are able to fly them into remote areas of South Sudan, such as Mvolo and Tonj.
MAF has been working closely with our partners to respond to needs in remote communities in the wake of the 7.6 earthquakes that struck Papua New Guinea on the 26th of February 2018.
What would it be like to have no dentist available to relieve the pain of infected or rotting teeth?
In Bardai, a village in northwestern Chad in the heart of the Sahara, residents know what it’s like to live with tooth pain for years on end. When American dentist Dr. Kevin Ackerman made his first dental clinic trip to Chad in 2002, there were no trained dentists in the entire country. In Bardai, a five-hour MAF flight from the capital, a trained dentist is still non-existent.
On the 23rd of January 2018 a call came in that there was a woman in labour that needed to be evacuated from the remote Maasai mountain village of Olemilei.
Many people spend their life searching for purpose. Fortunately I found mine. It all started one Friday the, 17th November 2017, when I received a phone call from MAF about a trip to Limpopo. I listened to the schedule about the experience that would change my life forever…
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.
Light and darkness are generally synonymous with good and evil. But in the Bikaru tribe of Papua New Guinea (PNG) it has an interesting twist. At night the people hang lights under their huts built on stilts, believing this will ward off evil spirits wanting to kill them. Some in the small tribe have become believers in Jesus and turned off their lights. Nights have become darker as light has entered the hearts of a terrified people.