Mission Aviation Fellowship

20 Aug

Have you ever wondered what happens when a missionary has a need for food, supplies, or medical aid while serving in a remote, difficult to access area?  For many years the answer was “wait”.  Wait for those who had received the message to load the needed provisions and make the long, hard trek necessary to make the delivery.  It was a wait that could take days, weeks, or even months.  Today, however, such support is often only hours away, thanks to dedicated jungle pilots like those serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship .  Since 1945, MAF has been providing aerial support to mission organizations throughout the world.   Thanks to their skilled pilots, missionaries are able to reach hard to access locations with supplies, medical aid, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  And you can play a part!

Visit their site where you can check out the Video Gallery, sign up to receive their regular publications, or find the resources to host an MAF Sunday at your church.  Make a one year commitment to serve as an Advocate for MAF, sharing the needs and victories of these courageous jungle pilots with your community or become a Volunteer and use the skills you already have to help forward their mission right here in the U.S.!  Want to be more involved?  Check out the MAF Missionary List and select a missionary or missionary family to support through your prayers and finances!  Take some time to explore the site, then commit to making a difference today!

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3 Responses to “Mission Aviation Fellowship”

  1. Frank Gibbs August 22, 2012 at 14:44 #

    Anne, thanks for your wirte up on MAF. Your help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated. We are retired MAF missionaries. My role was as an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist. The pilot can only fly when his aircraft has been maintained properly and MAF is always on the lookout for qualified aircraft mechanics with hearts for the Lord and His work. It’s a team effort.

    • acgheen August 23, 2012 at 09:37 #

      Just because someone’s gifting doesn’t place them in the spotlight, doesn’t mean that they aren’t an integral part of the body. It is amazing just how much a difference is made by those who give their lives to “support” roles! Thank you for your service.

      • Frank Gibbs August 31, 2012 at 16:52 #

        Amen. Scripture likes us to the human body and that’s a great analogy. All God asks is faithfulness in doing what He enables us to do.

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