Brad, Simon & Laura-Kate. Chief Executive. MAFNZ Office. "Mark and Philippa will be at the Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow over Easter to promote MAF ministry. They will be joined by Emma, from the office, and a small team of volunteers."
Most people appreciate being in a cultural majority where a common language is spoken and where they know what is expected of them and understand what is happening around them. However, being able to serve the unreached people in remote communities in Arnhem Land, MAF staff need to be willing to leave their comfort zones and face the challenges created by the cultural differences and language barriers between them and the Aboriginal people. A change in location can suddenly change one's sense of belonging, achievement and contentment into loneliness, frustration and confusion. It is a price to be paid for the sake of a bigger reward.The Walmsley (MAF Pilot) family, working in Arnhem Land, recently relocated from the mining town of Nhulunbuy to an indigenous community found on the edge of the Arafura swamp. One of MAF's four remote bases, called Ramingining, is located there.MOVINGAnna Walmsley has this to say about the families move to Ramingining: "It was exciting thinking about moving, but honestly what I felt most was being totally overwhelmed. Moving is stressful at the best of times but add to this the logistics of attempting to move a family of five via light aircraft, in the wet season, to a largely unknown location where we were going to have to begin home-schooling. This takes the experience to a whole new level"
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