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 leprosy.
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 Age people.
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 that.
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
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 of cargo.
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 the world.
[Donations can be sent c/o Mission Aviation Fellowship, POST OFFICE
BOX 3202, REDLANDS, CA 92373-0998 ] To visit Mission Aviation
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onto: http://www.maf.org .
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