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 charity called The HALO Trust began working in Angola in 1994, 5 years after MAF started flying there. Their mission is to find landmines – bombs that are hidden in the ground by rebels and war soldiers – and make it safe for people living nearby. Landmines are really dangerous. If someone steps on them, they will blow up and could kill or injure anyone nearby.
The HALO Trust work in rural communities where local people pass through minefields to collect water and firewood and could step on a landmine at any moment.
So far, The HALO Trust have cleared 92,000 landmines and over 800 minefields - approximately half of the total in Angola. Once the land is cleared, it can be used for farming, wildlife parks, and tourism, which is great for the local community.
MAF’s Country Director Jez Simpson says, ‘Angola is quite simply beautiful and enabling the development of tourism would bring in much-needed hard cash to the rural communities.’
Earlier in this year, Prince Harry said he wanted to support the ‘Landmine Free 2025’ campaign, launched 20 years after his mum, Princess Diana, walked the Huambo minefield in Angola. She helped make people learn more about how dangerous landmines really are.
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
‘How do you know that Jesus is a king?’ Mike wanted to know. The eldest of the men began to explain. ‘Night after night, we observe the stars in the sky. One night, a special star appeared. This kind of star only shines when a mighty king is born. So we got on our way to find Him.’ In Jerusalem, where the star had led the men, nobody was able to answer their questions about the newborn King. Only after consulting the Scriptures did the scholars at King Herod’s court realise that the birth must have taken place in Bethlehem.
This dish, typically made with fresh coconuts, is served with xima, a corn flour or cassava flour base traditional to Mozambique.