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!
Cliff is a 12-year-old boy living in Haiti. Cliff’s home was destroyed in October 2016 by a huge hurricane which swept through the country, making thousands of people homeless and very, very sad. ‘It is very hard for me… I was very scared,’ said Cliff. ‘Every time a hurricane has hit Haiti, water hasn’t come inside the house. This time, water came inside the house, and everything was wet.’
The whole of Cliff’s family faced the same sadness and fear, everyone’s houses had been ruined. ‘They need materials and metal roofing to cover the houses. In order to cover the houses, they need sheet wood, plywood and nails,’ Cliff explained.
Despite the sadness Cliff and his relatives were feeling, Cliff was an amazing help to his village. While his school was closed, Cliff cycled three miles to help a charity called HERO, and ran small errands there. He’s also enjoyed hanging out with their team. They called him ‘Little Man’!
MAF was also able to help people like Cliff after the hurricane, by flying food, medicine and clean water using little planes and helicopters. Lots of people who had lost their homes were really grateful for MAF’s help.
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 the sixth fruitless enquiry, Mike almost burst with anger. ‘Can’t you see that a baby is about to be born?’ he cried when yet another hostess told him that there was no room at the inn. ‘Don’t you worry your little head off,’ the hostess said, trying to calm Mike. ‘If it’s her first baby it’s going to take its time.’ But as soon as she had finished her sentence, Mary cried out in pain. ‘Well, maybe this baby is faster than I assumed,’ the woman said. ‘I can let you stay in my stable. It’s nothing special, but at least you’ll be safe and warm.’ So the Son of God was born in a humble stable.
This simple chutney tastes great with curry and chapattis. This would also make an excellent Christmas gift - use pretty jars and add fabric, ribbon and a label over the lids to make extra special!