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!
Socks don’t last forever. They become threadbare, toes stick out, and they need to be replaced – a simple task. Replacing windsocks is not quite as easy.
Across Lesotho, windsocks fly high above remote airstrips. They provide MAF pilots with information about wind speed and direction. This is particularly important in Lesotho because of the strong winds from across the treeless mountains; winds that can prevent planes taking off or landing safely.
Windsocks at MAF airstrips throughout the world frequently need replacing – a challenging task! But MAF staff are doing something to make this a little easier. Instead of climbing the poles to reach them, they are having the windsocks come to them, by adding a hinge to the base of the pole so it can be folded. The sock can be replaced and raised back into position, saving valuable time.
To see this process in action, check out the short video of this device being installed at Kuebunyane, filmed by Joshua Cowles.
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
Foxtrot continued: ‘The angel told the shepherds that the saviour of the world had just been born. They would find a tiny baby wrapped in cloths, sleeping in a manger in Bethlehem.’ Mike was amazed at the detail with which the angel had described everything. ‘Come with me, you have to see him! He’s so cute,’ Mike said. ‘Let me finish my story, then I’ll gladly have a look at him,’ Foxtrot said. ‘When the angel was gone, all of a sudden there was a huge crowd of angels. They sang; a heavenly sound beyond all description. I completely forgot that I had come in search of food, and followed the shepherds when they set off to find the baby.
These indulgent treats are a favourite of Bako Ranarivelo, our Finance Manager in Madagascar!