• Vanga Hospital: Masha’s Story

    While we were staying in Kikongo, MAF was able to provide a medical evacuation flight for Masha, a girl with a severe infection on her leg.... read more

  • Kotiak Bible Translation

    The village of Kotiak in Papua, Indonesia was one of our favorite places to visit in MAF’s floatplane. We flew in to spend some time with... read more

  • Rebuilding in Nepal

    We had the opportunity to visit Nepal one year after a devastating earthquake shook the country. It was incredible to see how MAF is facilitating helicopter... read more

  • Family Photo Album

    Did you know that you have family members in every country on earth? It’s true! In some of the most remote parts of the world where... read more

  • NNU Team in Jeremie

    While in Haiti, we had the opportunity to fly along with a mission team from our alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University. We had a blast hanging... read more

  • Our 100th Flight with MAF

    As roving photographers and videographers for MAF, Mark and I have had the chance to ride along on many MAF flights to document the work of... read more

  • Lesotho Flying Pastors in Kuebunyane

    We had the opportunity to spend two weekends in the remote mountain village of Kuebunyane, Lesotho. There’s no road or cars in sight, only horses, donkeys... read more

  • A Haircut Story

    A couple weeks ago, I did something I’ve been avoiding for the past two years we’ve been on the road. No, it wasn’t giving in and... read more

  • Nepal: 1 Year After the Earthquake

    One year ago today, a massive earthquake ripped through the mountains of Nepal, killing thousands and leaving many more thousands without access to shelter, food, and... read more

  • Himalayan Tea Time

    After a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu, we arrived by helicopter to a valley surrounded by tall Himalayan peaks, the site of the old village of Langtang.... read more

  • Full Video: Baptist University of Congo

    We posted a short video few months ago about the inauguration celebration for a new university in Kikongo. Here’s the full story video, featuring Glen and... read more

  • Beautiful Mistakes

    As roaming photographers and videographers for MAF, Mark and I have taken A LOT of photos in the nearly two years we’ve been on the road.... read more

  • Esrotnamba: To Every Tribe

    Last year, we wrote about our visit to Esrotnamba: The Most Remote Place. We finally finished the video to show the work that MAF and Baliem... read more

  • OE 2015: Kosarek

    Outdoor Education is the highlight of the year for international high school students in Papua. Every year, a group of students and teachers travel to a... read more

  • ICAO Day Fun Flights

    Once a year, MAF hosts a big party at the airport in Lesotho to celebrate International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Day. This year, over 300 kids... read more

  • Maud Kells Return to Mulita

    I had the privilege of flying with Maud Kells on her first trip back to Mulita after being shot. She’s an amazing woman, and it was... read more

  • Seeing Through Fresh Eyes

    The first few days after arriving in a new place are always the most magical. In the far-flung places where MAF serves, surprising smells and exotic... read more

  • Muzinga Medevac in Shamwana

    A couple weeks ago, MAF pilot Nate Birkemo did a medical evacuation flight for a young boy named Muzinga who had broken his leg playing soccer.... read more

  • A New University in Kikongo

    A couple weeks ago, we had the chance to attend the inauguration ceremony for the Baptist University of Congo. It was an exciting day, with the... read more

  • Traffic Jams and Changing Plans

    “What have you learned from living overseas?” As we’ve visited different MAF programs around the world, we have asked and been asked this simple question many... read more

  • Goodbye Indonesia

    We had an awesome year in Indonesia traveling to MAF’s eight different bases all around the country. We met so many good people willing to share... read more

  • Floatplane in Mendawai

    While visiting the MAF team in Palangkaraya, we got to go on two flights to the village of Mendawai. There’s no airstrip there, just a big... read more

  • Jungle Trek

    In the Krayan highlands of Kalimantan, a short flight with Mission Aviation Fellowship can save hours or days of walking through dense jungle. We wanted to... read more

  • Ladies Flight in Long Sule

    On a recent flight to the small village of Long Sule, MAF pilot Steve Persenaire told me a little bit about the people who live there.... read more

  • Chandra’s Story: Rumah Singgah

    Chandra, a 13-year-old boy from the village of Long Sule in North Kalimantan, was climbing in a coconut tree when he fell 50 feet and shattered... read more

  • The Wild Wild North

    On our first trip to a village in the remote jungles of North Kalimantan, we kept looking around for the huts. In all the other interior... read more

  • Bakar Batu

    In the interior villages of Papua, Indonesia, no holiday or special occasion would be complete without the traditional Bakar Batu feast. The entire community comes together... read more

  • New Home in Kalimantan

    The more places we go in Indonesia, the more we see how diverse this country is. From the mostly Christian Papua in the east part of... read more

  • Quick to Kindness

    Within the first few days of arriving in Papua, I witnessed an act of kindness that would be the first of many experienced here. After eating... read more

  • Mika’s Story: Medical Evacuation in Mokndoma

    Mika, a six-year-old boy from the highland village of Mokndoma in Papua, Indonesia, fell from a tree while climbing with his friends. He landed on a... read more

  • Esrotnamba: The Most Remote Place

    Since arriving in Papua six months ago, we’ve traveled to 35 different interior villages. Some of the more central places have developed into little cities over... read more

  • Liku and Dugwiru in Iratoi

    Liku and Dugwiru, two Bible teachers from the highland village of Mokndoma in Papua, Indonesia, traveled to the lowland village of Iratoi to teach fellow members... read more

  • A New Airstrip in Mokndoma

    As we circled over the Wano village of Mokndoma in a small Kodiak, I suddenly felt my heart rate increase and my breathing pick up a... read more

  • My First ‘Crash’ as an MAF ‘Pilot’

    I became a pilot for MAF about two months ago. During my first solo flight, I was so nervous. My hands were shaking. My heart was... read more

  • Gold Mines and Glaciers

    We recently visited Timika, home to one of MAF’s bases on the western side of Papua. One of the unique things about Timika is its proximity to the Grasberg Mine,... read more

  • Hupla Bible Dedication

    My first Bible was a Precious Moments Bible that my parents were given when I was born. I can remember flipping through pages, looking at the... read more

  • Yubenus’ Story

    Yubenus is a Bible school student living in the highland village of Mamit in Papua, Indonesia. Far from any hospital, a painful foot injury left him... read more

  • A Day with PK-MEA

    Ever wonder what a day in the life of an MAF plane is like? We made this time-lapse video showing a full day of flying in... read more

  • Pig Roast!

    One of the most widespread traditions here in Papua, common among many of the various people groups, is the pig roast. Pigs are worth a lot... read more

  • Overcoming Isolation in Mamit

    “First you hike down from here into that valley and then up and up over that mountain… it would take the Lani four hours but it’s more like... read more

  • Papua: The Final Frontier

    Over the years it’s been called Netherlands New Guinea, West New Guinea, West Irian, Irian Jaya, and West Papua. Most people around here now call it... read more

  • Generations Documentary

    Earlier this year, we visited the Waodani communities of Tiwaeno and Tzapino with Gilberto Nenquimo. Gilberto is a grandson of Mincaye, one of the members of... read more

  • Training Pastors in El Salvador

    About a month ago, we had the chance to visit El Salvador with MAF’s EduTech Mission team from Costa Rica. They helped lead a conference for... read more

  • La Carpio Learning Center

    We had the privilege of spending a Saturday morning with our good friend Brendan Blowers at a youth center in San Jose, Costa Rica. Located in... read more

  • Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

    Costa Rica’s favorite phrase, pura vida, (literally “pure life”) is used all over the country as greetings and goodbyes, and shows up on billboards, souvenirs and... read more

  • Goodbye, Ecuador

    Even though it’s been over a month since we left Ecuador, we are still missing this beautiful country and all the friends we made during our... read more

  • Lucas’ Story: Snakebite

    We met Lucas in the village of Jandiayaku, Ecuador. A few years ago, he was bitten by a venomous snake while playing with his friends in... read more

  • Clean Water Project in Wayusentza

    It’s pretty easy to see why the clean water movement, along with the number of water-focused non-profits, has exploded in recent years. Many people around the... read more

  • Jungle Firsts

    Last week, I flew into the Achaur village of Wayusentza to document a team from Reach Beyond working with the community on a clean water project. There... read more

  • Chimborazo Anniversary Adventure

    July marked our 3rd wedding anniversary so we decided to do something special— bike down Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest mountain. Due to the equatorial bulge, the peak... read more

  • One Body, Many Parts

    We made this video about partnerships after a recent trip to the village of Wentado. This blog was originally posted on MAF’s blog. Paul writes in... read more

  • The Gringo Treatment

    A few weeks ago I flew into the Waodani village of Tiwaeno for a few hours with a church group that had spent the week volunteering... read more

  • Bringing the Pieces Together

    Last week, we began shooting our big documentary project we’re working on here in Ecuador. Gene Jordan joined us from MAF headquarters for the week to... read more

  • No Stunts Needed

    I flew on my first MAF flight about six year ago when I first started working at headquarters in Nampa. I’d heard that the pilot might do... read more

  • My First Flights with ADSE

    Last week, I took my first flights into the jungle with Alas de Socorro del Ecuador. ADSE is a MAF affiliate program, which means that they... read more

  • We Made it to Ecuador!

    Our trip to Ecuador was mostly uneventful (three of our four carry-on bags were inspected in Boise because of our ridiculous amount of camera gear) and... read more