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.
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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!
Anita Owens Rich, the founder of Nurses Heart to Heart (NHTH), went to Mongolia as a nurse to bring a patient to the USA. When asked by a Mongolian nurse to demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Anita realised that many medical professionals in Mongolia had little knowledge of CPR – and NHTH’s ministry in Mongolia was established.
Anita and her team return to Mongolia every year, visiting new provinces, and giving CPR training to medical staff.
‘Our first stop,’ recalls MAF Pilot Dallas Derksen, ‘was Dalanzadgad – a two-hour flight south of the capital Ulaanbaatar.’ Dallas took photos and helped the team set up and pack away each training session.
When each class ended, the attendees were given a certificate and offered a Mongolian Bible, which many accepted enthusiastically.
‘Before we left each province,’ Dallas explains, ‘the team gave several CPR mannequins and basic medical supplies to each hospital, enabling the staff to practise their skills and teach others.’
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Mary sighed deeply, ‘I wish we could just stay here. But in these uncertain times, it wouldn’t be wise to oppose a Roman commander.’ She patted her round belly lovingly. ‘Looks like you’ll be born in Bethlehem, my little one. Well, at least you’re in good company. After all, our great King David was born there too.’ Mike was sure that Mary and Joseph would make the best of their situation. Still, he was quite upset that two young people who were about to have their first baby were forced to take such a long, arduous trip. ‘If only I had my airplane!’ he blurted out in frustration.
A seasonal treat, these tasty pumpkin scones would work well for an afternoon tea with a twist!