It was a good chance for them to get into the jungle a bit, experience more of the “interior” culture, food, sights, smells, and the favorite…cold, cold showers from either a bucket or the river. I also brought along all my video equipment, and we had church services each evening that lasted for hours! The people have never had the chance to see films on a screen like that, and they were awed by the experience. It was a great ministry opportunity as well, since I had the chance to share my testimony before the films, and then we had hours to visit with the people about what they’d seen afterwards.
It was a fun couple of days in the villages, and I was glad to have the privilege of bringing along these new, future missionary pilots. Who knows, maybe one day they’ll be serving right here in Tarakan with MAF??