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No Doctors. No Roads. No 911.

If you or someone you love is sick or injured, and the nearest hospital is a
3-day walk across mountains, rivers, or vast deserts, you’re thankful for MAF;
and a 10-minute flight that can mean the difference between life and death.

MAF provides countless individuals in thousands of isolated communities around the world with the means to provide a better life for themselves and their families, and access to the help they need in times of crisis.

our mission:

Sharing God’s love through aviation and technology.

our vision:

Isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name.

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Why do we do it?

Because we can.

It’s simple really…

We do it because others can’t or won’t.

We do it because liking something on Facebook just won’t get it done.

And we do it because we’re serious about fulfilling the Great Commission.

We do it because we believe that no one is beyond the reach of God’s love.

Jungle Pilots are Superheros

… But don’t just take our word for it.

Join Destin Sandlin, host and creator of YouTube’s “Smarter Every Day” as he tours the MAF-US office in Nampa, Idaho, and discovers just what makes MAF missionaries everyday superheros.

Latest News

Opening up the North

MAF supports doctors seeking new opportunities to bring basic healthcare to isolated communities in the north of Chad

Story by Sam Baguma, Programme Manager MAF Chad, Photos by Dave Forney


According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the right to health includes “access to timely, acceptable, and affordable health care of appropriate quality”. Yet, millions […]

Missions to the East

Re-Opening Gogmi Airstrip to expand MAF’s services in the East

Story by Sam Baguma, Programme Manager MAF Chad, Photos by Phil Henderson / Andrew Mumford


On the 10th of June 2016, MAF was able to re-open Gogmi airstrip in order to support the work of Johannes Bocher, a German missionary working with Mission Evangelique au […]

A Cloudy Day in Katahe

Despite having little material wealth, locals welcome MAF with a display of gratitude

Story and photo by by MAF Logistics Manager, Stewart Ayling


After 5 years of crawling through the Dar es Salaam traffic, to chase up work permits and pilot’s licenses, in my role as MAF Logistics Manager, this week I had the opportunity […]

Flying to Fight Cholera

Cholera remains a pressing health concern for the South Maasai in Tanzania – MAF is ready to respond!

Story by Jarkko Korhonen and Emilie Schweers. Photo by by Jarkko Korhonen


Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water. Without treatment, this bacterial infection can result in severe dehydration […]

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How MAF Helps….

medevacs

Medevac and
flying doctor services

In addition to providing emergency medevac flights, MAF works to provide isolated communities with access to healthcare through our flying doctor services. We also help stem the tide of disease and sickness by distributing mosquito netting and vaccines.

Evangelism

Evangelism and
missionary work

Because we believe that every individual is important to God. We work with local pastors, missionaries, and missions groups to deliver the Good News of God’s love for them in word and deed; helping to provide hope and healing for both body and soul.

Disaster relief

Disaster relief, emergency
flights, and refugee care

When disaster strikes and people are cut off from the help they need. When communities are devastated by famine or drought. MAF works with hundreds of partner organizations to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of thousands of communities in over 30 of the world’s poorest countries.

Clean Water

Clean water and
community development

It all starts with sanitation and access to clean water. Without it community development can’t begin as crops fail, livestock become ill, and people die. MAF works with agencies and community leaders to improve the lives of people by helping to provide access to this most essential and critical thing.

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Vaccinations and
preventative care

MAF delivers vaccines to remote areas, protecting children against polio, diphtheria, measles, and other illnesses. The speed and efficiency of MAF aircraft allows this precious cargo to reach remote villages in hours instead of days, ensuring that the “cold chain” is not broken and vaccinations remain effective.

Midwifery

Infant, midwifery, and
postnatal care

In many developing countries where MAF operates, a pregnant woman may walk several days in the hopes of seeing a doctor. This at a time when she and her unborn child are most vulnerable. MAF helps bridge the gap between those in need and the doctors, nurses, and midwives who are able to help.

Immediate Needs: A Replacement Engine for our Caravan in Angola

In regions without passable roads, MAF can reduce a doctor’s all-day trek by foot to a mere 20-minute flight, or provide a single flight that can haul a half-ton of cargo into an area that would otherwise require a train of pack animals, several guides, and weeks of grueling effort to reach by land. When you are the only lifeline around, it’s critical that your aircraft are properly maintained. That’s why we place such a high standard on maintenance, making our aircraft among the safest and best maintained in the world.

We currently have over $220,000 but need the balance of $287,700 in order to purchase, transport, and install this new engine so as to minimize the downtime and the impact on ministry flying that it will cause.

Our aircraft in Angola provide the only access to thousands of families who depend on remote and isolated rural health clinics.

While our two smaller 182’s are ideal for transporting clinic workers and doctors, they simply can’t carry the cargo needed to stock and resupply these remote clinics with life-saving medicines.

Despite our aggressive maintenance schedule, MAF’s Caravan in Angola has run out of engine calendar life and is currently grounded as a result. The cost of procuring, shipping, and installing a replacement engine is expected to be roughly $569,000 with the cost of the engine alone at $508,000.

Thank you for considering this need.

 

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