Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Healthcare on the Frontier

2018 marks the seventh consecutive year that MAG has partnered with International Health Service of Minnesota (IHS) to bring a major medical outreach to the Honduran region of LaMosquitia.  Hosting one of IHS’s largest teams at MAG’s Rus Rus Hospital, this annual “brigade” delivers medical, dental, optical, and surgical care to 10-20 percent of the region’s population each year. 

MAG Mobilizes to Help Village Invest in Their Kids

Residents of the remote Miskito villages of Rus Rus, Mabitah, and Suhi, were waiting with great anticipation as the MAG team was due to arrive. For the past several years a team had come to do VBS programs for the children, but this year’s team had a different flavor. This year was more about partnership, about the larger community, and about hope for the future. 

Pastoral Training on the Nicaraguan Frontier

In July 2016, MAG Director of Pastoral Ministries, Pastor Carlos Paz, was joined by Honduran Pastors Pastor Esaú Nuñez Sosa and Roman Lopez Chow on a mission to provide biblical training to 60 pastors from the Miskito people group – 40 pastors in Waspan, Nicaragua and 20 pastors in Suhi,  Honduras.  This is part of the ongoing effort of Missionary Air Group to strengthen the local church by bringing needed pastoral training to this remote part of the Nicaraguan frontier.

MAG - Africa Impact!

In February 2016, Sean Donelly (MAG CEO), Alace Straw (MAG Member Care Specialist), and Steve Straw (MAG Chief Pilot) met with the national leadership of the C&MA (Christian & Missionary Alliance) churches in Libreville, Gabon.  The Straw’s established the mission aviation program in Gabon, known locally as “Aviation Médicale de Bongolo”, in 2008.  The service provides critical transport needs to national church efforts, especially the Bongolo Hospital, a 160-bed full-service hospital in the remote south of Gabon. The Cessna 207 aircraft (N207FD) is owned by MAG, who has become the sole “aviation partner” of the Bongolo Hospital and the C&MA National Church of Gabon.