Mission Aviation Fellowship
- 4 May 2022
- Caroline Frykberg
|MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) has flourished for the past 75 years because people ‘at home’ have been connected to the work being done in remote communities.|
And the bridge that has connected them is storytelling.
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF MAF STORYTELLING
Through photos, video, audio and written word, stories have travelled thousands of kilometres into the hearts and minds of those who hear them. People across the world have been inspired to give, pray and go themselves as a result. Often these storytellers are volunteers: pilots or spouses of MAF staff collecting stories in their spare time. But the communications environment has dramatically changed – particularly over the past 10-15 years. The way that the younger generations access information and engage with organisations has changed
This has increased the quantity and type of material required from our programs and as a result MAF’s our old way of collecting and telling stories is no longer fulfilling the needs of this new world. After much prayerful consideration, MAF has begun to move towards hiring local staff as dedicated Communication officers.
To help continue sharing stories, MAF is hoping to raise $290,000 AUD to fund the salaries, training and equipment for 5 local in-program MAF Communication Officer positions for 2022. If you would like to read more about how you can help, you can go online: maf.org.au/storytellers or by telephoning the MAF Australia office on 1800650169.
“THEREFORE ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER AND BUILD EACH OTHER UP, JUST AS IN FACT YOU ARE DOING.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) This is the verse that appears in MAF’s 2022 calendar for May, underneath a photo of a MAF Pilot evacuating a critically ill baby girl from the remote village of Foya, Liberia. The one hour MAF flight to the nearest hospital replaced what would otherwise have been a dangerous 10 hour drive on the back of a motorbike.