Ever since the beginning stages of MAF in Arnhem Land, planes have been used as tool to facilitate the movement of passengers and freight. Over the last 40 years a lot has changed in terms of the types of planes flown, the colour of the aircraft and uniforms the pilots wear. However there is one thing that remains the same. People and freight are still being moved. Countless numbers of passengers and their belongings are being transported from A to B.
One of MAF's recent aircraft additions is MQI. MQI has been flying in the program for over a year now but it was one of the first aircraft to be refitted with v2track, enabling real time tracking of the aircraft movements, as well as Aspen. Aspen units simply improve cockpit instrumentation for the pilot, making it easier to get information about wind and ground speed.
Because of these additional features, MQI has been popular amongst the Pilots. It's primarily based in Lake Evella but has spent time at all other MAF bases being used as a tool to serve all the major communities and surrounding homelands.
Recently the aircraft was involved in a special event that took place in the Ministry Support Centre. Three key things had occurred preceding this event:
Firstly, two years prior, MAF Arnhem Land had been instrumental in helping organise the Alliance conference that took place in Darwin. At this event both organisations and individuals involved in ministry throughoutArnhemLand, gathered to share their visions, to encourage one another, pray and brainstorm future ministry.Thisconference in particular was a great encouragement for the Yolŋu people from East Arnhem who attended.
Read more: MQI: A TOOL FOR THE KINGDOM
ZK-MAF: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN NEW ZEALAND!At 3pm on the afternoon of 11 March, 2015 a fully overhauled and refurbished Cessna 206 appeared as a dot in the skies above Ardmore, South Auckland. The long-awaited and prayed-for MAF plane was finally here!
You helped bring back into active service a special plane which served MAF in missions in Cambodia and Australia's outback for 30 years...and which, with your help, continues to serve MAF New Zealand today!Here's how ZK-MAF is helping us here in New Zealand
1: HELPING TO RAISE MAF'S PROFILE AROUND NEW ZEALAND2: ENABLING PILOT FLIGHT ASSESSMENTS AND TRAINING3: HELPING US BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL CHURCHES4: HELPING SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT MAF'S AMAZING WORK5: CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS MAF'S RECRUITMENT EFFORTS6: FACILITATING MORE "TOUCH AND GO" EVENTS7: HELPING US CONNECT WITH YOUTH
Want to Know More?
DOWNLOAD the BROCHURE and discover how ZK-MAF is helping to MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE IN NEW ZEALAND.
Will you help ZK-MAF to stay in the air?
Maddison, Chloe, Kaela and Toby. Programme Manager, Arnhem Land.
Pray for the MAF ministry in Arnhem Land and opportunities to reach out to the communities and people who use MAF flights. Please pray for staff, provision and guidance.
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Prayer Map - July / August 2016
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