Monday, 1 December 2014

The Marathon is over, but hopefully not the prayer!

With November now behind us, the MAF Marathon has come to an end. It’s been a wonderful time for all involved, and we have been blessed by all the emails and messages from those of you who have been diligently praying for MAF (and encouraging our weary legs). As we have read through the prayer points on a daily basis it has also opened our eyes again to all the amazing work done by MAF. Please keep praying and we’d encourage you to get in contact with MAF and get onto their prayer lists.

We were also blessed with a visit here in Kompiam this weekend by two MAF pilots and their families. Mathias and Mandy Glass, and Michael and Jael Vogel with their 4 little Kids flew in on Saturday morning and back out again first thing on Monday. We all had a wonderful time as we ran together and also celebrated the work of MAF in the community here.  

So how did we do? In total, the marathoners ran the airstrip 786 times in the month of November, just over 30 full marathons. They were about a dozen of the kids who ran the full 26 miles and we achieved a record on our final Sunday afternoon run of approximately 136 runners including people from the school, Baptist Church and general community. The school also held its annual Jumble Sale on Saturday morning with the proceeds of 2,458 kina going directly to MAF.

Don’t forget to keep MAF in your prayers.

The Conwell family and The Kompiam International School 

Our wet run on Saturday

Running in the rain - MAF plane on the airstrip

Always harder going uphill

All soaked after Saturdays run

MAF did a presentation in the Kompiam Baptist Church on Sunday morning and they showed a movie Sunday night

Mathias who flew out the MAF families and also spent much of Saturday picking up health workers for the hospital

The start line for Sunday's run

The marathon is over

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