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Moving Time

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Justin Honaker  |  1 Comment

020584-Lesotho-DG-PJust when I’m getting the hang of my role as MAF Lesotho’s interim country program manager (PM), I get a curve ball that’s got me reeling. The life of a PM is a big change for a pilot/mechanic who is used to not being tied to the hangar. Now I’ve got an office, a desk, my own office computer, and my name doesn’t appear on the flight schedule nearly as often as it used to.

Now I meet deadlines, write emails, and do a lot of talking. Today, I met two big deadlines and I’m stoked to finally move on to more “fun” stuff, maybe even get my name back on the flight or maintenance side of things. However, the colonel of the military base we are stationed on is on the phone; he wants me to come to his office to do some more talking.

What he has to say drops my jaw to the floor: the runway improvements to our home base airport (that they have been talking about for years and have never actually done) are approved. “Oh, and the work should begin in about two weeks,” he says. “We’ll need to close the airport for 6 to 18 months.”

Wow! I’m stunned. Two major deadlines down and now this! “We would like you to move with us to the international airport 40 kilometers out of town,” he continues.

Moving our entire base of operations, albeit temporarily, is a massive undertaking. And did I mention there is no electricity or running water at the other hangar facilities?

I invite you to join us in prayer as we look into the details that go into this big move. Seems like I won’t be making it back on the schedule anytime soon. And that is okay. I am trusting God for His leading in our program, that He would be glorified in all that we do—even if it includes a temporary move to another airport!

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  • Linda Popkes

    Oh,my! Praying for wisdom in the myriad of details to be worked out. And for the people who will be involved. May God be glorified by your actions and attitude.

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First Day of School in Borneo

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Rebecca Hopkins  |  Leave a comment

I pack Evan’s backpack and hope I remembered everything on the list. This week is my firstborn son’s very first day of school in a two-room schoolhouse on our small island in Indonesia. And I’d hate for my baby to not have his pencil box.

Many things in our lives are normal,… [Read full post.]

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Constant Change and a Constant Savior

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by John Boyd  |  Leave a comment

Twenty years of constant change. That’s one way I could describe my experience with MAF.

Over the years, Tanya and I have moved many times, living in nine different countries. That’s a lot of change! But more importantly, the world and this ministry have drastically changed.

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My New Skill Set

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Natalie Holsten  |  1 Comment

Sometimes I imagine a future job interview in… [Read full post.]

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Just A Little Poo

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by Nancy Burton  |  1 Comment

I recently came across this Lingala proverb: “Linga nsoso, linga nyei na ye.” The translation means “Love the chicken, love its poo.” We had a chicken for a while, and my grandmother had chickens, so when I heard this proverb I chuckled because I know that chickens make a lot of poo and they aren’t… [Read full post.]

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