Darren, Janna, Jalen and Kaya Berg live in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia, where God has called them to work at Hillcrest International School (HIS), which is a private, Christian K-12 school established specifically for missionary children whose families are involved in ministry in this region. Darren teaches high school math and since 2013 has worked in leadership and administration as the high school principal.
The Berg family has worked at HIS both as short term missionaries and career missionaries. MAF recruits teachers for schools all over the world in order for families to serve without the added burden of homeschooling. The Bergs felt a clear calling from the Lord to join MAF and serve at HIS 14 years ago and they are still committed to that call. They are seeing how the work they are doing at HIS enables many missionary families to stay living in Papua and to be involved in their own personal ministries.
MAF has a tangible, hands-on ministry in Papua, reaching out to the Papuan people and sharing God’s love through the ministry of the airplane. MAF has served in Papua since 1954 – 60 years of evangelizing, supporting missionaries, serving the community, flying medical emergencies, providing crisis relief, and supporting the national church! The Bergs are honored to be working alongside these MAF pilots’ families – teaching their children and giving leadership and direction at HIS. The existence of HIS is vital for MAF families to remain serving in Papua.
The MAF Papua program has a vision to Care for, Connect with and Cultivate relationships with those around us.
Please join us in praying for the work that God is doing in Papua, for the Berg family as they serve at HIS, and for HIS to continue to be an effective ministry to other missionaries in Papua.
Please consider partnering with Darren and Janna Berg as they serve with MAF in Indonesia.