Airstrip development, Lualaje, Tanzania

MAF and the community in Lualaje, Tanzania, have been developing a new 1000 metre airstrip.

Pilot Stephan Schramm flew a low pass over the airstrip to inspect its condition. Patrick Kawawa, one of MAF's airfield development officers in Tanzania, reported that the people were thrilled to see the plane.

So far, 650 metres has been cleared, levelled and is ready apart from some soft areas where trees have been removed.  These soft areas now need rain to settle into a solid surface.

The completed airstrip will enable MAF to fly in medical and evangelistic teams to serve the people of Lualaje and the surrounding area.

Lualaje airstrip cropped

Lualaje airstrip edited

Airstrip outlined in red.  Sections from left to right are as follows:

  1. Lefthand section requiring more work
  2. Middle section requiring levelling
  3. Large righthand section, approx. 650m, is finished 

Please pray:

  • that the fly over and inspection will have a lasting effect in motivating the people to finish the task.
  • for airstrip development team, in particular for Juliasi Luhala and Patrick Kawawa, for strength and for wisdom in planning the next steps.
  • for the Chimala medical team, who are beginning to make plans to include Lualaje in their mobile clinic schedule. Pray that this will happen soon so people see the benefit of their work.

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