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 MAF serves, people have been living in isolation for hundreds or thousands of years. This isolation enabled tribes with rich, unique cultures to develop, but they were cut off from the rest of the world. What contact they did have with neighboring tribes was often dominated by war and violence.

When the first missionaries began reaching these remote people groups, they brought with them a radical message of peace—that these tribes were now no longer separate, but were all part of one tribe, the family of God.

As we’ve been traveling around the globe the past two years, we’ve had the privilege of meeting some incredible people who we never knew were part of our family. Guess what? They’re all part of your family too.

This is your grandmother in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Your grandpa in Ecuador. He’s so happy to see you!

Your mischievous nieces and nephews in Haiti

Your mother in Congo, cooking for you over a hot stove all day

Your brothers in Papua, firing up the grill for a backyard BBQ

Your sisters in Nepal, and their morning knitting club

The newest addition to your family, just born in a remote clinic

Even your cat’s here, at a village in Lesotho

And your dog too!

So often, we resort to an “us vs. them” mentality, whether it’s about our neighbors next door or halfway around the world. We focus on the tiny differences that separate us rather than celebrating our diversity and embracing the similarities that bring us all together.

We are all one tribe, one huge global family. Let’s live like we believe it.