PNG MAF Marathon

Posted: on November 13, 2014

It’s simple – we run a marathon – you pray a marathon!

Raising prayer support for MAF, the Conwell family, along with the kids from the school in Kompiam, are running 26 times up and down an 800-metre MAF airstrip throughout November.

That’s right, a full marathon!

The Conwell family lives at Kompiam Hospital in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. They are involved with administration in the hospital and teaching at the hospital school.

Recently, they spent a week at Mangao, one of the hospital’s 10 remote aid posts and health centres that serve as the only health facilities for a large portion of Enga Province, meeting the health needs of between 50,000 – 60,000 people.

MAF conducts several flights each week from remote aid posts to the hospital. Patients include the critically ill, pregnant mothers, sick children, tribal and domestic injuries, TB, HIV, Malaria, and the list goes on.

Compared to the gruelling 3-4 day walk from Mangao to the hospital at Kompiam, MAF is the only option for these patients.

It is only in conjunction with MAF that the Kompiam Hospital, and so many others just like it around the world, are able to function effectively and bring essential services and hope to people living in these very remote locations.

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So the Conwell family have dedicated the month of November to an MAF Prayer Marathon.

“What we are asking of you is only a small daily commitment during the month of November. It’s simple – we run a marathon – you pray a marathon.

“Please sponsor us through prayer for MAF on a daily basis as you follow our marathon progress.” – The Conwells

Pray and follow our marathon progress here.

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