Lukas & Mahela Schadegg
Sent from: MAF Switzerland
Serving in: Papua New Guinea
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Since 2013 the Schadegg family has been living in Papua New Guinea, serving with MAF Technologies. MAF Technologies provides technical services for remote communities and mission organisations so that the Gospel can be preached and people can experience help, hope and healing.
The work includes different kinds of technology, like HF radio communication for medical emergencies and for church work in remote communities, satellite communication for bible translation in the bush, solar systems for remote mission hospitals, distribution of bible audio player for people who can’t read the bible and teaching the locals how to use technology in a beneficial way.
Lukas is trained in electronics and IT and manages the workshop. He supports and supervises 7 local staff who travel throughout the whole of PNG to install HF radios and solar systems and repair faulty devices in the workshop in Goroka. Mahela provides a stable environment for the family in a challenging cultural setting and helps in HR and organizes staff events.
“First it was scary to leave secure Switzerland, however we are so thankful to the Lord for bringing us to PNG. During the last 8 years God has blessed us in so many ways and we have learned so many new things.”
Lukas & Mahela are members of MAF Switzerland.
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desire of your heart.Psalms 37, 3-4 (NIV)