Spin-off

MAF sometimes provides flight support for John Rowse, a missionary in Tanzania. He writes:

'Sometimes flights have spin-offs that you don’t expect.

'I recently came out of an early church service in Mbeya and a bright-faced young man called Tumaini from Mbulu came up to me. We’d flown together once with MAF pilot Markus Riegert – either to or from Haydom.

'Tumaini’s studying civil engineering, but is very drawn to becoming a pilot somehow. He is the son of a former principal of the WAMA Bible School at Mbulu, and has done a lot of building work at Haydom.

'Out of our nice reunion came a wonderful opportunity to teach the Christian students (90% men) at Mbeya Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), which is an enormous mission field of 5,000 or so students, a field I’d quite overlooked.

John Rowse, pastor and evangelist, sharing the Gospel with two Maasai men underneath the wing of a Cessna 206 at Malambo, Tanzania. 200304/Mlb.J&Evs2.jpg"You just never know all that can come out of an MAF flight"John Rowse, long-serving evangelist in Tanzania

'Over the next two Wednesday nights, those guys just lapped up grace teaching. Although it was obviously very new and strange to them, it really seemed the Lord had given many of them receptive hearts, and there wasn’t the proud disdain for grace that I so often run up against. It was really thrilling!

'So once again, thanks to the Lord and thanks to MAF. You just never know all that can come out of an MAF flight.’

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