October 6, 2000
When Jesus said to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth,
he had in mind places like Irian Jaya.
Totally cut off from civilization...a seething,
hot, humid region overrun with all kinds of horrendous
diseases. People suffer from deadly malaria, typhoid--even
Add to that the extreme oppression of rampant witchcraft
that terrorizes the people into submission. Top it off with
warfare and even cannibalism. Truly this
is a place of spiritual darkness.
In this hostile environment, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
has discovered 14 unknown tribes in the dense jungles of Irian
Jaya, Indonesia's easternmost province, that live like Stone
These remote tribes have never had contact with the outside
world. One isolated group sent the following message through
a chain of four translators: "We wish for peace. Our area
is full of hardness. Our life is horrible. We need help. We
want help. We don't want to wait long."
Worst of all, they and millions of other unreached peoples
have never heard the name of Jesus Christ or His life-changing
message of salvation. But we're determined to change
Since 1945 MAF has been helping to accomplish Christ's Great
Commission to reach all peoples by flying missionaries and
national evangelists into the most remote areas of the world--reaching
people others can't.
Today, more than 500 mission organizations worldwide depend
on MAF and our fleet of almost 70 airplanes. Last year alone
we flew almost 99,000 people and over eight million pounds
We also fly medical evacuation flights and deliver
rush shipments of food and supplies to victims
of war and national disasters. And we provide remote e-mail
and radio communications services for missionaries. No one
else is doing what we're doing.
But we don't stop there. Wherever remote and isolated
people live around the world, we want to help them.
Without our help...
- Needless suffering and dying will continue
among isolated people groups.*Missionaries will *have to
delay or even cancel their plans for outreach.
- Whole tribes of people will never hear the Gospel
and have a chance to accept Christ.
With your help...we'll be
able to follow Jesus' command to go to the ends of the earth,
making disciples of all people.
- Your gift of $35 will pay for one complete flight
in a place like Irian Jaya.
- Your gift of $17.50 will help share the cost of
one flight into an isolated area.
Your gift can literally make a difference
between life and death--both physically and spiritually--for
people no one else is able to reach. Please help now. And
God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Gary L. Bishop, President
P.S. Your gift will help provide missionary flights
so God's love can penetrate even the most remote areas of
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