Worldwide (MNN) — Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a reputation youve heard from us earlier than. They companion with ministries to fly into remoted elements of the world with assist and the Gospel.
What you could not know is how harmful MAFs work could be.
David Holsten, MAFs President and CEO says, Flying airplanes into quick, slippery airstrips the place there’s insurgent exercise or there’s one thing just like the Ebola illness that’s current within the japanese Democratic Republic of Congo, it exposes them to a sure stage of threat that could be very actual.
A part of the rationale that we’re keen to try this is we imagine that’s what God has referred to as us to do.
MAF staff members typically reside in or close to the areas they serve — together with areas with safety considerations or harsh dwelling situations.
We’ve got workers who’re dwelling in cities like Port au Prince in Haiti or Kinshasa within the western Democratic Republic of Congo, Holsten says. These are tough locations to dwell.
Nevertheless, each individual working with MAF would say the everlasting harvest they see is value it. With their ministry companions, MAFs aviation providers advance Bible translations, church planting, and improvement work.
Holsten says, Moreover, we do numerous catastrophe response flying when there’s a large-scale catastrophe that takes place in nations the place we will place workers or airplanes. It permits us to reach early-on and supply a serving to hand to those that most want it, significantly when it’s an airplane that may make the distinction in having the ability to join them to the assets they want.
Help Wanted this Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is developing subsequent week in America on December 3. Its a day encouraging individuals to generously give to nonprofits and ministries they’re keen about.
For believers, Giving Tuesday is the proper alternative to financially companion with MAF. Holsten says your funds will meet pressing, tangible wants within the ministry with an everlasting affect.
When an individual is giving to MAF in our international ministry fund — which is what Giving Tuesday goes to be contributing to — they’re actually serving to to gasoline up our plane. They’re serving to to supply funds that can be utilized to keep up our plane [and] to assist pay the numerous trustworthy nationwide workers that assist us to perform our mission.
However the act of giving doesnt should cease on Wednesday.
To ensure that MAF to do what they do every day, dedicated companions who donate frequently play a profound function within the ministry.
The type of ministry that we’re concerned in, it’s resource-hungry we might say. It’s not an inexpensive factor to fly plane into the locations that we function. However in lots of locations, it’s the solely possibility that exists.
As for prayer, Holsten doesnt method that want evenly both. There’s little doubt that our ministry is actually held up by the prayers of others. The work of MAF is exclusive in that we’re flying these smaller plane into some extremely difficult airstrips world wide.
To their prayer companions, Holsten asks, Pray for…the security and well-being of our workers who’re serving within the locations that we dwell and function in, and security in our operations.
Header photograph courtesy of Mission Aviation Fellowship.