Baby born on plane in Papua, Indonesia

Created on: 22nd August 2019

Baby born on plane in Papua, Indonesia

An MAF flight departed its destination with six passengers and landed with seven!

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is the world’s largest humanitarian airline, operating in 27 countries around the world to bring life-saving medical care, food, doctors, aid workers, missionaries, disaster relief and community development to some of the remotest places on earth.

In Papua, Indonesia, MAF serves from six bases to bring the Gospel and improve the quality of life for isolated Papuans who have no other way to reach the outside world.

On a recent flight flown by MAF pilot Dennis Bergstrazer, departed from Ilaga – a small farming community located in a mountain valley 2,286 metres above sea level – with a woman in labour accompanied by a nurse.

By the time they arrived at the coastal town of Timika, the mother, Arida had delivered a beautiful baby boy, helped safely into the world by Sister Yunita. The baby was carefully lifted from the plane into a waiting MAF car and Arida walked from the plane like nothing had happened!

Lift up parents Arida and Kerinus and the hundreds of families MAF flies to hospital every year. Pray a special blessing their little son who they have named Dennis MAF Wonda!

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Posted by Amanda Hopkins

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