MAF Technology Services, known in PNG as Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF), has been serving the isolated communities of PNG since 1956. CRMF exists to provide the Church in PNG with technical solutions, such as radio communication, computing, solar lighting, digital audio Bibles and any other technology that can help them to advance the gospel and connect them to the vital services that they need. The church in PNG is advancing rapidly into the technology age, and CRMF is here to help them jump the ‘technology divide’.
HF radios are installed and maintained in many small isolated communities throughout PNG. The HF radio means that villages in the most remote parts of PNG are able to contact MAF and provide vital airstrip information, as well as organise ﬂights and urgent medical evacuations. These radios also allow the remote communities to access doctors, government organisation and help pastors and missionaries talk with their organisations about their work and needs.
Consulting & Training
CRMF helps churches and ministries learn how technology can make their ministry even more effective. CRMF does this through talking about the good and bad that technology brings to PNG as well as offering training courses that provide ideas and skills in using mobile phones and computers in ministry work.
When pilots have spare room on their aircraft, they take a small “Bible-box” along with them, a toolbox ﬁlled with Bibles in the Tok Pisin language, Bible concordances, audio Bibles and more. These resources are in such high demand that the ﬁrst location a pilot lands, almost all the Bibles are instantly sold.
TheWIFIBible is a little box that transmits an open wireless signal, which anyone with a wireless mobile phone, tablet or laptop can connect to and download biblical resources from for free. The small but powerful box contains Bibles (including audio ones), movies (including the Jesus ﬁlm), Christian songs and apps in 9 diﬀerent Tokples languages – over 12GB of Good News!