Last week very shortly after a vital component on the C-182 was replaced and Rob and Michel had it flying again, a call came in for an immediate medevac request. Basically, Patrick, one of our pilots, came downstairs asked the guys if they could have the plane ready to leave in 30 minutes!
Dr. Fernand, a regular flier with MAF and part of the MMS (Madagascar Medical Safari) team was ready and waiting for when the flight landed to take the man to the hospital where he could have immediate surgery. It turns out, the man was suffering from a ruptured intestine and if he hadn't have been transported, he would have lost his life. MAF's other aircraft (Cessna 208 Caravan) was away in the north of the island during this time and was unable to make this flight.
We are so thankful for God's grace in this situation. We are praising Him for this opportunity to be used as instruments to help save lives, and ultimately for His healing and protection during the whole process. These locals often live at the mercy of the elements in these isolated villages. There are no fancy hospitals to repair their bodies after injury or sickness. In fact, rarely are there adequate doctors right there.
Thank you for continuing to pray with us as we serve in Madagascar, and thank you for your continued financial support to make these rescues possible!