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!
A cleft lip meant little Rosella couldn’t eat, talk or even smile like the other girls. No-one could help Rosella in the remote community of Bekadoka where she lived with her mum and dad. It looked like she would have to live with her condition.
That was until a team from Mercy Ships team came to her village and looked at Rosella. They knew that they could help so they arranged for her and her mum to fly to a special hospital ship docked in a port city on Madagascar’s east coast.
Rosella needed to get bigger and stronger before the doctors could do the surgery, but as soon as she was well enough the operation was performed and Rosella and her mother were soon on their way back home in the MAF plane.
Rosella’s father was waiting on the dusty airstrip for the plane to arrive. He had walked for five hours to meet the plane and was so happy to see that his heart’s desire had been fulfilled - his little girl’s lips had been restored.
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After the shepherd’s visit, the little family got a few days of rest. Mary appreciated Mike’s help with the baby, especially when Joseph had to go to town to register in the census. Foxtrot had stayed with Mike. ‘It’s much easier to get some food here,’ he explained. One day at dusk he started to sniff nervously. ‘I smell camels,’ he said. ‘Camels? We’re not in the desert,’ Mike objected, but shortly afterwards a caravan approached. Men in richly ornamented clothes sat on the camels’ backs, and at the end of the train, Mike and Foxtrot made out an old acquaintance. ‘Alpha! What brings you here?’ they greeted their friend, the giraffe.
For a funky Christmas spin on traditional gingerbread men, try our recipe for stained-glass cookies. Super easy to make and very cool to look at, these cookies are sure to go down a festive treat!