Giving Guide: Mission Aviation Fellowship

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

 

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a non-profit faith-based organization that uses airplanes and technology to share the Gospel and make life better for people in isolated parts of the world. With a fleet of 57 airplanes, MAF supports the work of 600 church, mission, medical, and relief organizations working in remote parts of Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America.

Mission Aviation Fellowship was founded in 1945 by WWII pilots who had a vision for how aviation could be used to spread God’s Word. In 1946, pilot Betty Greene flew the first MAF plane on its inaugural flight, transporting two missionaries from Wycliffe Bible Translators to a remote jungle location in Mexico.

 

Since those early days, MAF has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the isolated and impoverished people it serves. In addition to its aviation services, MAF also works in the areas of learning technology and communications services. Recently, MAF has been actively involved in combatting malaria, Ebola, measles, and cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, coordinating disaster relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and enabling the work of churches, evangelists, and Bible translators across Africa and Asia.

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