On Saturday night I set up all my film stuff in the hangar, and we enjoyed a time of food, films, and fellowship with all of our national staff and their families, and others. We're really blessed with a quality group of people here, without whom we'd really be hurting in our ministry and operations. It was fun to just hang out together. Along with some MAF flight videos, and Tom and Jerry (they absolutely love that here,) we also watched "End of the Spear." It was especially encouraging and interesting to them, not only because of the theme of true redemption and lasting peace, but also b/c of the piece of MAF history that played out in the film through Nate Saint and his little yellow plane. They really take pride in being a part of the ministry of MAF, and a famous part of that past ministry so vividly portrayed was indeed inspiring.
So stay tuned, I'm sure as the trip approaches, there will be more updates. And when it's all over, hopefully I'll have quite a story to tell, and a new appreciation for the role that MAF plays in the remote corners of the world.
P.S. I have an amazing, unbelievable wife to let me go on adventures like this, don't you think so?!