On the 18th of August, MAF pilot Phil Sollberger was attending a church in in the township of Nhulunbuy. Sitting close to him was one of the local doctors Andy Linton. Unknown to them, in Djarrakpi (Cape Shields), which is a small Aboriginal homeland 130 km from the township of Nhulunbuy, there was a situation developing that would require the urgent assistance of a plane to conduct a medevac.
The story of Philipia’s birth is a story that is worth telling. It brings home to us the importance of the work of the MAF pilots, and even more importantly it is a powerful testimony of God’s love for the Yolŋu people. Philipia was born breeched, premature and unable to reach hospital by car as time was short and the conditions were not at all suitable for a pregnant lady to be travelling at speed on that road. Continue reading