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!
How often do you see a Prime Minister taking selfies in an MAF plane? That’s exactly what happened when MAF flew Prime Minister Dr Rui Maria de Araújo in Timor-Leste last year. He visited a place called Suai to see a special art and cultural display. The art show included rugs, pottery, languages, music, dances, and special places and monuments.
The Prime Minister was planning to drive, but he called MAF when the roads to Suai were cut off by heavy rain, flooding and landslides. Rui Maria de Araújo saw the devastation out of the plane’s window as he flew over the affected area, and was grateful for the flight.
The cultural exhibition, titled ‘Know our World’ was put together by a charity called Timor Aid. In a speech, the Prime Minister said how important helpful charities like MAF and Timor Aid are for his country. He said ‘the communities of Suai Camenaça are the roots and the owners of their living cultural heritage… When all of the roots and branches are assembled together, they form one big (cultural) tree which is Timor-Leste.’
He even mentioned his MAF flight on Facebook, he said, ‘It was an exciting experience, and I am looking forward to flying with you again!’
But don't worry, you can still take part in today's competition. Simply head back to the calendar and open today's door.
‘Quite impressive, those angels,’ Mary said. ‘Have you ever seen one? A real angel?’ Mike asked. ‘You bet! Out of the blue, he came into my kitchen when I was doing my dishes. He just stood there and told me I was going to be the mother of a very special child. It still makes me shiver with excitement when I think about the encounter.’ ‘What did he look like?’ Mike asked. ‘Well, it’s hard to describe. I was so awestruck when he told me my child would be the Son of God that I didn’t really notice all the details.’
Bake some mince pies of your own to get the Christmas flavour!