On Sunday 15th April we welcomed Kevin Crook to lead us in worship and to launch officially the partnership we are entering into. This Charity partnership will enable us as a church to find out more about the work that MAF are doing especially in our chosen country of Papua New Guinea. Kevin shared with us the type of items the planes fly as part of their work, some we guessed such as medicines, people to help as well as books and equipment, However there was also things like blood supplies and even cows and live stock. We heard about the challenges for the teams in landing and flying in this country and how it’s one of the most dangerous areas for MAF. Remember these pilots often go where no other pilots will go.
We were set a challenge, initially for a week, however I guess it’ll be good to keep it up… We were asked when we see a plane to say a prayer for the MAF team and especially those flying and working in Papua New Guinea. It was lovely to see the passion about this work from Kevin and hear about the great calling that these families have to take on the jobs in these often far flung places.
After the service there was the chance to sign up for more information and purchase MAF goodies, Noah spent his pocket money on a MAF lego plane which he has built and is enjoying. (see photo above).
Kevin was very pleased with the Church’s response and conversations had.
I am the MAF link person, so if you have any questions or want to find out more do come and talk to me. Remember to like and follow the Hedge End Methodist Facebook page to keep up to date with MAF work as well as the other church events.
Also watch this space as I will be working with Kevin to organise future events which may include visits to groups to learn more about the work MAF are doing, photo exhibition, a flight simulator as well as community events when we hope to have a real plane visit!
We thank Maggie for these words and her work on our behalf with MAF
more about MAF can be found in the previous article