Not your average office!

Not your average office!

The first thing most people think when they hear the word ‘office’ is boring or intimidating or lots of stuffy people in suits.


But that’s not what I think anymore. For the last two weeks I have been working at MAF’s Folkestone office and it is one of the least boring, most welcoming places to be, full of wonderfully hardworking people who are great to be around.

MAF’s Folkestone office is a resourcing office which means its job is to raise money to fund their programmes around the world and find people who can be pilots, engineers and lots of other exciting jobs. During my time here I have been able to find out more about the work that MAF does the campaigns they run and the brilliant dedicated people behind the scenes.

Start as you mean to go on...

On my first day one of the first things we did was all pile in to a meeting room and various instruments were produced.  It was time for worship and prayer! Not only was this an amazing way to start a Monday morning but it really showed how rooted all of what MAF does is in God. In prayer the people in the office support each other and this creates a great environment and allows for a strong sense of not just community but family.

Getting stuck in...

Whilst here I have done lots of different things. I read stories about medical evacuations and distribution of bibles to those who have never before heard the gospel. I have painted, literally, six boxes to go and be part of the display at this year’s Soul Survivor. I have modelled the new Think Inside The Box T-shirts, heard first-hand the stories of two incredible MAF families, researched the Commonwealth Games, TV advertising, awesome Christian films, charity resources and generally got a feel for what it means to be part of such an amazing organisation.

This office is very different and I am very grateful for the time that I have been able to spend here. I would also like to say a big thank you to Sam, Sandra and Alison who I have worked with during time, they are infinitely cheerful, wonderful and all around lovely.

– Jemima Sparkes, 15, St Roger Manwood’s School, Sandwich

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