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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Steady Work and The Need

Probably the thing that keeps coming up in our minds since returning to Madagascar is the shortage of workers within MAF, especially maintenance engineers. This is why Rob went to Chad to help with their engine install back in November, and there is need for extra help in Angola at the end of March for the same kind of thing. Meanwhile, our own program is flying many many hours. With the return of Josh, our other Canadian pilot, in January, we are back up to three pilots in the program. And with these three flyers, the planes can be kept in the air a lot of the time.

Our little plane, the C182, is busy with a lot of church and missionary flying, helping out the local pastor spread the gospel, plant churches, and offer support to highly remote people and their local Christian families.

The Caravan is hauling doctors and medical teams, and continues to work with Mercy Ships during their final months in country before they move on to other places in Africa.

The work is great, the workers are few. It can be a little overwhelming at times, when we look around and see a constant stream of need around us. MAF is obviously in Madagascar and other poverty stricken nations because we have to be.

 During Rob's time in N'Djamena, Chad, they were able to take a short break and ride some camels.

Some of the team of guys Rob worked with in Chad.