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Taking the first step where God leads

by | Jul 4, 2023 | New!, What MAF Technologies (formerly CRMF) Does

“I believe that God leads us if we take the first step forward.”

Julian Wolf is in his first few months serving as a volunteer with MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where he is incorporating his expertise and skills as an electrical engineer to bring service and the love of Christ to see isolated people improve their standard of living.

Growing up in a caring household and a Christian environment inspired Julian to draw closer to knowing God as his personal saviour. He grew up in a small village in South Germany and is the second born of four children of the Wolf family.

After graduating from high school, he decided to volunteer with his local church’s mission organization, which led him to travel to PNG in 2017. He stayed for a year and did various practical works for the Evangelical Brotherhood Church (EBC) mission in Lae, Morobe province.

Julian Wolf’s first day at MAF Technologies office.

The one-year service he did as a missionary prompted him to go back to Germany and pursue a degree in electrical engineering. Julian was able to complete his degree and after that, worked at a planning service for a building technology corporation back in Germany for a few months before being drawn back to PNG to volunteer for PNG MAF Technologies (MAF TECH).

‘After I finished my studies, I wanted to use my profession to serve God, I had no clear vision where God wanted me to be, but I believe that God leads us if we take the first step forward. That’s when I started knocking on doors which led me to MAF Technologies.’- Julian Wolf.

Julian Wolf  With the MAF Tech team in a recent trip in Balimo, Western Province where the team did Solar installments for the newly built MAF pilot houses.

So far, Julian has settled well into his new role as the MAF Technologies Deputy Workshop Manager for the first few months to fill in for Lukas Schadegg, who went with his family  for their furlough in Switzerland. The Shadegg’s are long-term missionaries that have been serving in Papua New Guinea as well for over more than a decade. Julian believes that his return to Papua New Guinea for the second time as a missionary is a divine plan intended by God to use him to fulfill God’s calling in Papua New Guinea.

“I was blessed with this Word and was comforted when I read the story of King Solomon in the Bible, which was very much relatable to my situation. It was during the time when King Solomon realised his needs and asked God for only wisdom, however, the Lord blessed me with more than what he asked for,’’ Julian proclaimed.

1 King 3,7.9

‘Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?’

Julian is eager to use his expertise to help the people of Papua New Guinea through his role in the organization that he is serving, while at the same time having the opportunity to visit some of Papua New Guinea’s most remote locations and witness the diversified cultures, exotic landscapes, and fascinating creations.