Most of the interior pastors are actually missionaries themselves, serving far from their home village, culture, and even local language. Many of them serve for several years or more at a time, before getting the chance to return to see family and friends from their home town or village. So it's a joy to be able to take some of them back and forth for this reason. Others, I was actually taking to villages to hold special Christmas services for local folks. Either way I was blessed to be able to help in this small way.
On Christmas Eve I took a few shots of the terrain over which I carried these folks. Keep in mind, these were all shot in one day (actually just in the morning of one day,) and this just represents a small glimpse of the vastness and ruggedness of the terrain over which MAF flies daily here. Indeed, without MAF, much of the ministry going on interior would be severely hampered in Northeast Kalimantan.
Anyway, trust you had/are having a wonderful Christmas celebration with family and/or friends. Thanks for the part you play in allowing us to be here. We feel truly blessed!