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26 Jan 2010 description

Local Haitian Boy's Aid Delivered to Orphanage

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Since its arrival Saturday in Port-au-Prince, the new MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) KODIAK airplane has been in continual daytime use as an air ambulance, delivering victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake and doctors from around the world to undamaged hospitals in rural Haiti.

Among the relief cargo on the KODIAK that MAF delivered to orphanages were the two boxes of supplies collected by 9-year-old Moise Salois of Nampa.

23 Jan 2010 description

NAMPA, Idaho - MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) has deployed a new KODIAK airplane and four crew members to join its fleet of three aircraft already serving the relief effort following the massive earthquake in Haiti Jan.

21 Jan 2010 description

Reports from MAF Staff in Haiti

MAF remains at the center of international rescue, relief and recovery efforts following the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince. The following are first-hand accounts from the front lines:

John Woodberry, MAF Disaster Response/Security Manager:

?Jan. 15: We received a call to go to the airport to receive aid workers, but ran into a traffic jam on a primary thoroughfare. We detoured on an unfamiliar side street, which forked. I was about to go left when a motorcycle passed me.

19 Jan 2010 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) hangar at Port-au-Prince's small international airport is playing a vital role in facilitating dozens of relief flights into devastated Haiti that otherwise would be turned away.

As the airport was having difficulty accommodating all the aircraft trying to enter Haiti, MAF workers approached Air Force controllers to offer logistics support as well as space at MAF's hangar, said John Woodberry, MAF manager of disaster response and security. As a result, the many more relief flights are now arriving at …

15 Jan 2010 description

Ministry's History in Haiti and Knowledge of the Land, Culture and Language Invaluable to Outside Groups Bringing Aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The MAF presence in the devastated nation of Haiti has transitioned into full disaster response mode, as the team began working with Samaritan's Purse to provide relief to the suffering people.

"MAF has been ministering in Haiti since 1986. We know the country, the culture and the language," said John Boyd, MAF president. "This experience and knowledge will be invaluable to groups coming to Haiti to help.

13 Jan 2010 description

All MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) missionary staff in Haiti are uninjured following a devastating earthquake that measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.

"We are grateful to God for his protection of our missionary staff," said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. "We do not yet know the status of our Haitian staff members, and ask for your prayers for all the people of Haiti during this time of great sorrow."

Thousands of people are believed to be dead, and tens of thousands may have lost their homes.