Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MAF Assignment to Lesotho

We have been in Nampa, Idaho, at MAF for just over a week. It has been a whirlwind of training, orientation and exposure to the mission, vision and values of the organization.  We have learned what MAF has done in the past, how its scope includes much more than just aviation, and its plans for expansion and improvement in coming years.  The more we find out, the more excited we are to be joining this organization that is so passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with the world.
MAF Plane In Beautiful Lesotho 
(Photo courtesy of MAF)

All of our training sessions culminated yesterday in an assignment to MAF's Lesotho program.  The Kingdom of Lesotho (pronounced li-SOO-too), is a small, mountainous country located entirely within South Africa. Lesotho is the only country in the world that lies entirely above 3,281 feet in elevation. While beautiful, this small African nation is crippled by poverty, famine, and HIV/AIDS. We look forward to learning from the local people and sharing in their struggles and joys. 

​In Lethoso, MAF serves 12 rural mountain health posts from 22 dirt airstrips carved into the nation’s rugged mountains. Since 1980, MAF has provided safe, efficient air transportation for the Lesotho Flying Doctor Service (LFDS).  We look forward to serving the people there alongside MAF's existing staff.   

We will be sharing more about Lesotho and what we will be doing there soon.  For the next month, we are continuing training here in Nampa.  Your prayers and encouragement are much appreciated!
Basotho Children (Photo courtesy of MAF)