We hope you enjoyed the 24 days of globe-trotting adventures and have enjoyed learning about the countries we serve in, feel inspired after reading the incredible stories from the people we have helped, and had fun creating some of the crafts and recipes each day!
We also hope you had a brilliant Christmas and a happy New Year.
To continue learning more about our life-changing work, why not sign up for our Discovery Air Pass if you haven't already?
The pass will take you on a virtual journey to a few of the countries we serve in over the course of a year, giving you more detailed information about why we serve in the countries we do, and how you can help us support some of the worlds’ most physically and spiritually isolated people.
You can also stay up-to-date with the latest stories and events from MAF UK on our website and via our social media channels, check out the links at the bottom of this page.
In the meantime, thanks very much and all the best for this year ahead!
MAF’s first ever pilot in 1946 was a woman: 25-year-old Betty Greene. Betty flew during the Second World War as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) but training to be an MAF pilot was a steep learning curve.
In her first MAF flight, Betty flew a ‘beautiful red 1933 four-seater Waco Cabin Biplane with a 220 horsepower Continental engine’ from California to Mexico. She was helping Wycliffe Bible Translators to convert the Bible into local languages – it was the first of many flights that MAF now does across the world to help people understand the Good News of Jesus in their own language.
Betty went on to fly with MAF for 16 years and served in 12 different countries. She made over 4,640 flights in total, delivering missionaries, VIPs and cargo to remote corners of the world and flew many life-saving evacuations for patients who could have died without her help.
In Mexico today, MAF flies under the name of ‘Alas de Socorro de Mexico’ for the mountain people in areas which are really difficult to get to by road. Today, MAF is looking for a new generation of female pilots to follow in Betty’s footsteps.
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
After a seemingly endless journey, the trio finally arrived in Bethlehem. The streets were bustling with locals running errands and getting bargains at the market. And then there were all the travellers who had come with the same purpose as Mary and Joseph. There was almost no way of getting through the narrow lanes, and now of all times Mary uttered nervously, ‘Joseph, I think the baby’s about to come.’ Mike ran off to find an inn while Joseph stood by his wife. He knocked at many doors but the answer was always the same: ‘Sorry child, we’re fully booked.’
Can you find all the words from today's story in the crossword and wordsearch puzzles?