Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

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God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

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The Flying Ambulance

For 75 years, MAF has been serving isolated people around the world by using aircraft to bring in the essentials of life as well as medical care, emergency food, and Christian hope. In Arnhem Land, apart from flying medical teams to the remote homelands, MAF aircraft also fly isolated Yolngu men, women and children to the district hospital for general appointments or urgent medical care. In 2019, 1085 passengers travelled on a MAF medical flight and another 236 patients were medevaced by MAF during medical emergencies. Read more here.

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Medevac from Suai: MAF in Timor-Leste

Written by Kim Job, MAF Timor-Leste As I watched VH-MAH, a GA8 aircraft climb into the sky above Dili International Airport, my eyes filled with tears, knowing that most likely this flight would help to save someone’s life. The pilot, my husband, Jason was on his way to Suai a town on the southern coast […]

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Travelling by Car in Timor-Leste

Why do MAF Programmes need good vehicles? Because we cannot always use planes to get where we need to go!

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A Day in the Life of a MAF Engineer

Have you ever wondered what MAF Engineers do in a typical day? John Hermanus, Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), has served MAF for over 30 years and is currently based at Mareeba in Queensland, Australia. He was brought up in Western Borneo, where he worked as an Engineer in various locations, then the plan was […]

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Crocodile Bite Victim Needs a Medevac

Nineteen year old Lino was working on his boat on a rainy day in January when the crocodile attacked. Because the sea was dirty from the heavy rains, Lino didn’t see the crocodile approach. He was bitten on the leg but managed to escape greater injury by moving out of the water and onto the sand

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Transformed communications in Papua New Guinea

THANK YOU: Transformed communications in Papua New Guinea

When MAF flights and vehicles travel over thousands of kilometres in remote areas, a reliable radio system is essential for communication and safety.

That’s why we’re so thankful to a generous donor who provided the funds for a new VHF radio repeater system for the Mt Hagen/Kagamuga area in Papua New Guinea, as well as radios for all residential compounds and MAF vehicles in the area.

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Lest we Forget – 25 Years On

Today, Tuesday, 17 December, around 1:22pm,  marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most challenging days in the history of the MAF PNG programme.  It was the day we lost P2-MFS, MAF Pilot Roy Hoey, MAF Cabin Attendant Jackson Dukitmoyok, and 26 passengers. Eight of these passengers were children, three of them infants. Taken from the […]

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A Child is Born

A story about MAF assisting young women in Papua New Guinea, some of whom had travelled a long way and had to give birth in extremely challenging conditions. It brings to mind another young woman. She was also pregnant and had to go on a tiring journey just before giving birth. In addition, she did not find a suitable place to give birth. No bed and no help available.

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MAF in Papua New Guinea through different eyes

Two German medical students spent their semester break volunteering at the Kompiam Hospital. They’ve had the privilege of flying with MAF to 2 remote villages for a clinic patrol with some team members from the hospital. This is there written account of their experience of rural clinics and flying MAF.

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A Papua New Guinea Medevac…and other things

On Friday 15th November, there was quite a long program planned for the Goroka based aircraft P2-MAK piloted by Brad Venter. He shares: “We had to fetch a missionary from Owena, there were a number of other flights planned and we wanted to do a few airstrip surveys. We also had to do a charter in the afternoon that had been planned for some time.” Read more here…

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(P)reaching out in Saluk – MAF in Papua New Guinea

The MAF PNG Ministry Team goes out on invitation of churches and communities and as capacity and flight programming allow. The ministry is one of sharing information about MAF, encouragement of the local congregation and community, evangelism, teaching and training.

The team forms itself by invitation of its coordinator and can include any staff member and there’s always a rich variety of personal skill sets, experience of God’s grace and work shared.

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A Privilege to Help – MAF in Papua New Guinea

The story of a recent medevac for a pregnant lady in Papua New Guinea and the extent our MAF staff will go to, to save the lives of the people they serve.

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Ride for Fuel – South Coast Dreaming 2019

540km, 9500m, 24 awesome riders, 7 phenomenal support crew and most importantly $85k raised this far!

Congratulations to all our amazing riders who have completed the first of two Ride for Fuels this year – “South Coast Dreaming”. 

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Students Embrace Taking to the Skies for God!

We want every Christian in Australia to know about what we do. In the past 12 months or so MAF has had the pleasure of being invited into 21 schools throughout Australia and given the opportunity through creative and interactive presentations to educate students of the work of MAF; informing them of the plight of the isolated and inspiring them to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

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The Greatest of These is Love

Article by Divyan Ahimaz, Area Communications Officer – Asia Pacific Region and Roshni Ahimaz Based on an account by Francis Wayambo, LAME Photos provided by Francis Wayambo, LAME Francis Wayambo and his family moved to Australia from Papua New Guinea two years ago. They live in the Yolngu community of Yirrkala and have established good […]

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The Life of a MAF Wife

An amazing recount of her time serving with MAF in Arnhem Land and on a remote outstation in Papua New Guinea by Mif Little. Mif is the wife of Andy Little, who is now Head of Training at the MAF Mareeba Training Centre after several years on the field as a MAF pilot. Read about their adventures here.

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A Royal Legacy – Demining Angola with MAF Partner HALO

You never know who you will meet in the course of a day of flying with MAF! on 27 September 2019, MAF pilot Marijn Goud had the privilege of meeting HRH Prince Harry while he visited a minefield being cleared by The HALO Trust in Dirico, Angola. Marijn shares: “It’s been an absolute honour to meet him there and be a part of the incredible work HALO is doing in Angola. This will benefit so many of the isolated people we serve.”

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MAF in Papua New Guinea – visit by the Swiss Ambassador to PNG

On Monday, 16 September 2019, when Papua New Guinea celebrated it’s 44th Independence Day, the Swiss Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Yasmine Zwahlen and her husband Pedro Zwahlen, Swiss Ambassador to Australia visited our MAF operations.

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