Papua

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Note: Papua, Indonesia, should not be confused with Papua New Guinea (PNG), which covers the eastern half of the Island of New Guinea and surrounding islands. MAF International operates in PNG.

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) provides vital aviation and radio communications services to Indonesia churches, Christian missions, and non-government organizations (NGOs) ministering in Papua, Indonesia.

MAF, which has served Papua since 1952, reaches more than 250 ethnic groups by supporting churches and mission efforts, and providing medical assistance, community development, education, crisis relief, and the training and leadership development of Papuans. Many MAF missionary families, including short-term staff and Indonesian staff, fly and maintain 13 MAF aircraft from bases all around Papua. More than 60 mission and humanitarian agencies increase their efficiency and effectiveness through using MAF’s three email hubs and communication networks.

In the past 12 months, the MAF program in Papua ...

  • Executed 9,820 flights
  • Transported 42,353 passengers
  • Delivered 5,084,629 pounds of cargo
Adopt PK-MEA »

Adopt PK-MEA in PapuaPK-MEA looks up to her older brother Charlie Brown, even though she towers over him. PK-MEA is a KODIAK and one of the youngest members of MAF’s fleet, but what she lacks in experience she makes up for in effectiveness. PK-MEA loves learning new languages and experiencing different cultures. The many tribes living in Papua are always giving her opportunities to try out new things. PK-MEA loves to serve and plays an important role in helping MAF and other partners in Papua reach this diverse region with Christ’s love.
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