#Vi flyr for livet – MAF
MAF stands for Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Kind of a flying missionary. They fly in remote areas around the globe and have many airbases around in Africa. They also have a base here in Uganda – Kajjansi Airfield.
Over a week ago the Norwegian board of MAF came to visit the base at Kajjansi Airfield, which is just outside of Kampala. This was something I really was looking forward to as my uncle, Willy André Ludvigsen, was with them. He is the CEO for MAF Norway and they have their department in Oslo. I also got to go on a tour of the airfield at Kajjansi, and I got to listen to all the amazing work the MAF-pilots do everyday.
One of the things I find amazing with this NGO is that absolutely everything is funded by donations! This includes airplanes, simulators for training etc! They have managed to buy all the airplanes and they have hangars for fixing what needs fixing on the airplanes after difficult flights. Even airplanes need some TLC once in a while ;P
Eivind Johannes Lindtjørn is one of the Norwegian MAF pilots who serve in Africa. He lives in Kampala, Uganda, with his family, wife Nadia and their two lovely children. You can read more about Eivind here.
While uncle and his team were in Uganda we also got to go on a drive to the Source of the Nile which is in Jinja. Although the Source of the Nile is only an hour south of Kamuli and I drive past it every time I drive to Kampala, I have never actually gone to see it. We went to the Source of the Nile Gardens. The owner of the place gave us information of the history behind the Nile and it’s origins – Lake Victoria.
Here are some fond memories from the meeting with the Norwegian MAF board on their visit here in Uganda.