One of the first showings of the short film “Semua Harus Tahu”. I’ve been privileged to help work on it for the last year, and now that its been finished, we’ll be carrying it interior during our high school Outdoor Education! AIDS is an explosive issue here in Papua, but there is a hard battle being fought against it, and now this is lending its weight as well. Its cool to not only have a finished film, but also to see it having a direct impact on people’s lives.
The Grants serve in Indonesia with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), where Will is a mechanic. MAF flies small planes into some of the most remote airstrips in the world, overcoming barriers in order to serve people.
One of the perks of being an MK is getting to meet all the different missionaries that work in Papua. And now I not only get to meet these amazing people, but I also get the opportunity to tell their stories through film. I just handed the Grants a DVD which they’ll be taking back to the US with them as they go on furlough to share about their mission here in Indonesia. Getting to make this film about a maintenance specialist (as opposed to all the pilot/mechanics here) was a new challenge, but I learned a lot from it. So hopefully we’ll get it on to youtube soon and be able to share it!
It’s so easy to get stuck, isn’t it? I was driving my motorbike up a steep dirt hill a little too slowly when my tires slid sideways into a rut and started spinning. I twisted the accelerator as hard as I could but it didn’t help—my bike was stuck. Did I mention that I was two and a half hours from home, on the other side of a massive lake, and considering panic?