Our story goes back to 1947. It was a time when most of the world was recovering from the devastating effects of World War II and a time scarred by the devastation which took place in Africa. Many African countries, especially in the northern region, faced devastation during the second World War.How Raptim startedMany faith-based missionaries were present in Africa to alleviate suffering for the local population before and during World War II. After a certain period, faith-based missionaries were replaced with new missionaries, giving them the chance to rest while new missionaries took over their duties. But the replacement of missionaries in Africa had come to a standstill during World War II, causing missionaries to be stranded.The training of new missionaries continued and in 1947, Dutch Roman Catholic orders and congregations were in a panic because their missionaries in Africa were still stranded. The very first flight we arranged was to relief these long-serving missionaries in the aftermath of the war.