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!
During 1955, MAF Pilot Nate Saint flew four fellow missionaries over the Ecuadorian rainforest to make contact with the Auca – now known as the Waodani. They dropped gifts from the aircraft and shouted, ‘We like you. We are friends!’
After exchanging gifts and messages for several weeks, Nate landed, and they waited for the Waodani. After three days, three Waodani appeared and joined them. One of them wanted to fly in the plane, so Nate flew ‘George’ over his village. The missionaries praised God for the meeting.
In early January 1956, Nate landed again. The Waodani were hiding and, when the plane landed, they attacked Nate and his friends. But God intended this tragedy for good (Genesis 50:20).
A few years later, Nate’s sister Rachel and her friend Elisabeth (whose husband had also lost his life that sad day) were invited to settle among the Waodani; sharing the Gospel and teaching about forgiveness.
60 years later, the work of these five martyrs continues. A third of the Waodani have been baptised, and meet weekly for Bible study and prayer.
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
The quiet in the stable didn’t last long. At break of dawn, they heard the murmur of men and the noisy bleating of sheep outside. When Joseph went to investigate the noise, he found a group of not particularly clean shepherds on the doorstep. ‘We’ve come to see the saviour,’ one of them explained, and they all scrambled towards the small entrance. ‘Whoa, slow down a moment,’ Joseph said. ‘Who are you and what do you want from us?’ The shepherds began to tell their story but Mike didn’t listen. In the midst of the sheep, he recognised someone he knew all too well, someone with bright red fur. ‘Foxtrot? What brings you here?’ he cried with surprise.
These cute little cupcakes are sure to bring a smile to your family at teatime! They are super easy and simple to make, but they look impressive – we won’t tell if you don’t!