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!
The world's rainforests are home to thousands of unique plants and animals, like monkeys, butterflies and huge, slimy bugs. To keep the colourful wildlife alive, a special conservation team fly in MAF’s planes to a jungle village called Kwamalasamatu in Suriname.
Suriname is a country north of Brazil, on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. The villagers in Kwamalasamatu are building a new community centre for the village, which is built using special wood from the Kwapwei tree and Tassi leaves which are woven together to create a roof. Sadly, rainforest clearance means that Tassi leaves are becoming hard to find.
The conservation team are helping the community find new places where Tassi still grows so they can preserve and refill stocks! Thanks to MAF and the conservation team, the Kwamalasamatu people can keep up their special cultural practices in the Surinamese rainforest.
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
Mike couldn’t stop looking at the fragile little thing. Like all babies he had cried at first but now he lay peacefully in the manger, with tiny fists next to his soft head. He didn’t mind the homely surroundings he was born into. As long as his mummy was nearby, the world was a safe place to him. ‘Dear little Jesus, how wonderful that you’re here,’ Mike whispered, and caressed his chubby cheeks. Mary, who had fallen into a light slumber, opened her eyes: ‘So true. How wonderful that you’re here, my sweet little gift of God.’ Then she went back to sleep.
Let your creativity run wild with these salt dough tree ornaments, which can be shaped and decorated however you’d like! If you’re feeling brave, why not try making a salt dough nativity scene instead?