Candidate Pilot. Wellington.
"Praise for all the support that has come in so far; God's provision has been incredible. Pray that the support would continue to come in and I would reach my 100% target before the end of the year."
There is currently no timescale on when we might be able to continue our in-country efforts with our new programme in Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.
We have deferred placing staff in Liberia and our focus is on making necessary planning arrangements outside the country.The government offices are closed as the authorities deal with the crisis, which has halted the processing of necessary permissions paperwork to allow us to operate within the country. Two new MAF staff houses at the SIM/ELWA compound on the outskirts of Monrovia are almost completed and we are also working with local contacts to clear two containers from the Netherlands, of furniture for the houses plus staff personal effects.The Cessna Caravan, which will be borrowed temporarily from MAF's work in East Africa, is being repainted in South Africa and next month will be flown to Uganda for final preparation and re-registration.
Read more: Ebola Update - Liberia
"What is the ______ of the ______ of the Spirit?" My name is René Don, a MAF Pilot in Milingimbi. I'm sitting with Charley and Rachel*. Charley is my gäthu (son) and Rachel is my ŋaṉḏi (mother). They are my Aboriginal family. I have many "mothers". And Charley and Rachel are married. My son is married to my mother, and both are the same age as me!"
Having read the above paragraph you are probably now confused! This relationship (kinship) structure for the Aboriginals has been a way of life for generations and is clearly understood by them, however for MAF staff in Arnhem Land, this structure presents a set of learning challenges so that even the basic fundamentals are understood. The feeling of not understanding and being overwhelmed with language and concepts is a two way issue that is equally shared by the Aboriginals. They experience this in many different ways. One example is that of reading the English Bible. For many, English is their 3rd or 4th language!
Read more: Together We Learn
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