New MAF logo
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is rebranding, with a new logo. The news came as the eyes of the world were on the Olympics.
More than 4.7 billion people tuned in to watch athletes from 205 countries participate in the Olympics, but 2 million people did not tune in. Some 22 per cent of the world’s population have no electricity, 23 per cent have no form of shelter, 15 per cent are undernourished, 13 per cent have no safe, clean water, and one per cent is starving.
Many across the developing world remain marginalised and isolated by geography, natural disaster, war, politics and economics. To these people, that many others struggle to reach, MAF is using its small aircraft — from a fleet of 135 — to bring practical help and spiritual hope.
MAF flies in such places as Bangladesh, where one third of the country is under water, and South Sudan, where the world’s newest nation seeks to develop its infrastructure, healthcare and education while struggling with insecurity.
It also serves in Papua New Guinea, where mountain ranges and the challenging terrain mean people have to walk days or even weeks to get medical attention, education and food supplies.
Established in 1945, MAF works with more than 1000 partner organisations, such as Tearfund, Medair and Save the Children. The flying dove is the new logo. The dove represents the Holy Spirit, as well as MAF’s mission of flight.