Here in Uganda we’re entering our 10th week of restrictions which have brought our busy program to a halt with regards to flying. Our engineers have kept busy maintaining aircraft and most of our pilots have been working hard to ensure that licensing is up-to-date and any training can continue in our simulator. Our ground operations team have also been working intensely at repairing the continual flooding that’s hampering our Kajjansi airfield. A storm of giant magnitude passed through Uganda and hit Juba in South Sudan this week flooding their international airport in Juba.
Our emergency team meet regularly online to hammer through issues that are impacting our program and do their best to find a way through seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We need prayer for a way through with regards to attaining permission to fly again so that we can address any emergency needs that arise and also hopefully fly cargo and possibly aid workers into the Kasese disaster flooding zone. Please pray that Uganda will come to appreciate MAF as a partner who can shoulder the burdens that are occurring across the nation. Two of our planes are parked at the safely dry Entebbe Airport (see photo above). There’s an extremely record sized swarm of locusts heading its way across East Africa to add to the perfect storm around us. As Lake Victoria is reaching record levels in this relentless rainy season, many of the slums on the Sesse Islands have also been flooded. A normal level of obstacles would possibly mean we could tackle problems in our own strength, but these extraordinary times have us desperately in need of God’s intervention, His face to turn and extend mercy to this 3rd world nation that is already struggling with hunger after their meagre incomes were abruptly stopped over two months ago.
Your prayers for MAF are invaluable to us. Thank you for standing with us and faithfully covering us through your support and strong prayers.