Welcome to our
Summer Edition of eNews for 2023!
In this edition:
Fuel for Father’s Day Impact
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Fuel for Father’s Day.
Already the impact of your gift is being felt in our Programs around the world.
Recently, a short 25 minute flight from Maliana to Dili, Timor-Leste, helped save the life of football loving seven year old William Dae Pani, who, after suffering pain and discomfort, was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease and urgently needed to be flown to the national hospital in the capital. Without this short MAF flight, William would have had to endure an uncomfortable 3 hour car ride.
MAF Madagascar in partnership with UNICEF recently flew polio vaccines all around Madagascar.
9 flights – covering 19 various destinations across Madagascar – a total of 7500 kilograms of vaccines and supplies – combined flight time of 44 hours.
We are grateful to be able to serve the people of Madagascar through partnerships such as this.
In the challenging landscape of remote medical facilities in Papua New Guinea, senior nurse Reena Delesae has found renewed purpose by being able to access a Bible – courtesy of MAF’s Bible Box. With no access to resident doctors, these rural hospitals face unique hardships, making MAF’s support in delivering medicine and aiding patient transport invaluable. Reena’s new Bible has not has not only helped reshape her perspective, but also instilled newfound hope in her patients. Experiencing the love of God has been life-changing, and according to Reena, there is no turning back!
This Christmas, we invite you to join us in bringing light to a place where it’s urgently needed—Wewak, Papua New Guinea. The MAF team in Wewak is currently grappling with a severe power crisis. The situation is not sustainable, hindering our ability to operate effectively, and impacting the long-term stay of missionary families. Your support can make a significant difference. If you’d like to give to this appeal, please visit maf.org.au/solarpanelsforwewak or use the link below. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
As the festive season approaches, MAF is thrilled to extend a heartfelt invitation to embark on an extraordinary Advent adventure with us this Christmas season. Join our friends Mike, Alpha and Foxtrot to hear amazing stories and visit exciting places each day during December. During this adventure you will learn what MAF is doing to help people who live in faraway places around the world and what it is like to live and work in these incredible countries. Find out more here: https://au.mafadvent.org/