Introducing the crew for the flight to New Zealand: John Neal from Blenheim (in red shirt), is our Chief Pilot, Flight Assessor and a Board
6pm, Wednesday 11 March at Ardmore airfield With four days to ETD (Estimated Time of Departure) for the flight to New Zealand of the MAF
MAF New Zealand's first-ever plane now expected to arrive in the early March. Mission Aviation Fellowship now has a fleet of 140 aircraft—but not one
Just over a week ago, Arnhem Land was put on high alert because of Cyclone Lam heading in its direction. By Tuesday, 17 February, MAF had begun evacuating its staff in the remote bases of Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Lake Evella and Ramingining as well as securing staff, planes and houses on the Gove Pennisula in Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala. The cyclone intensified further and turned into a Category 4 cyclone, which was still rumbling towards Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala (MAF's main location for staff and planes).
By Wednesday last week, operations had been fully shut down. Six MAF planes and eight MAF families that were sheltering in Ramingining and Milingimbi were evacuated to Darwin. As time progressed, the cyclone shifted further west and throughout Thursday, high winds and very high tides battered the coastal areas between Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy and Galiwinku.
Read more: Cyclone Lam - Update
Glen Sim Story and photos M.KoehlerRose was beaten and raped while working in her vegetable garden near the village of Mount Tawa, Papua New Guinea. It took a team of MAF staff to ensure she received help.It started on a Friday, when Rose was attacked by two men from the neighbouring tribe. She dragged herself back to the village by nightfall, but Mount Tawa has no doctors, not even a community health worker. There was, however, a channel of communication – a CRMF (Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship) radio and an MAF agent who knew how to use it, and so began a chain of events:
Read more: It Takes Team Work
A tablet was recently distributed to a Yolngu man from Milingimbi, Arnhem Land. He was very happy to receive a device that had so many Gospel resources on it. Pray that this Tablet Project will continue to bear much fruit.
Prayer Map - March / April 2015
MAF International Vacancies - January 2015
Prayer Map - January / February 2015
MAF Internationl Vacancies - December 2014