Charlotte taking a breather! Those 5 inch high curbs are just the right height...
Helena got a much delayed but very much appreciated Lala-loopsie doll in the mail for her birthday. (thanks Annie!) Amy has already helped Helena change Miss Loopsie into every extra outfit she came with - about 23 times each.
Hangin' in the hood!
Orang Sakit (sick person / medivac patient)...
A couple of blog posts ago, O posted a picture of a teenage girl on a stretcher who was in a motorcycle accident somewhere interior. Sadly, I learned later on that she died. Even from my vantage point (merely observing from the hangar) that fine line between life and death seems to be a little more up close and personal than back in Canada. Despite sad events such as this, the reality is so many medivac patients lives are saved because they can get flown out and receive some basic care in a hospital.
One of our pilots (Dave, pictured below) mentioned recently that in this last stretch of a month and a half he has flown more medivac patients than at any other one stretch of time in all his years flying out of Tarakan. Almost everyday since the new year, including the odd weekend call-in, MAF has had calls to fly medivac's...And these patients are not just a little sick, most of them have pretty serious situations.
To all of you who pray for this ministry & support this ministry - You had a hand in helping this little girl! Though we are many parts, we are one body in Christ! I hope you can be encouraged by seeing just a little of the way God is using us through MAF. Above, the little girl is being wheeled over to a van to catch the next flight. And below, a man is being offloaded (different day, different patient). Apparently this guy fell off a hut in his rice field.
Of course, along with people, lots of stuff gets moved about too! Below, Pak Engel helps out with moving a 560lb piece of farm equipment that is waiting to get loaded in the Kodiak.