Coming from two different corners of the world, Australia and Canada, David and Lisa met in Nairobi, Kenya, having come to serve in different capacities. From a young age, they both felt a call to work overseas in missions.
After completing the Mission Aviation course at the Bible College of Victoria, Australia, God opened doors for David to serve in Kenya as a Pilot. He flew with MAF in remote areas of Australia for a couple of years before heading to Kenya in late 2002. Lisa trained as a Primary School Teacher and on completing her training in Ontario, Canada, God also opened doors for her to come and teach Grade Two at West Nairobi School, a missionary school in the outskirts of the capital.
David and Lisa married in late 2004 in Nairobi among the rich tea plantations, with many friends and family visiting from their homelands of Australia and Canada. Their son Mark was born in October 2005, and their family has expanded further with the arrival of Anna in December 2007. Their son, Nathan, arrived in February 2011.
David continues to work as a Pilot in the Kenya operation. Having started in the smaller Cessna 206 and 210 aircraft, he has since trained to fly the Cessna Caravan. Most of his flying is in Southern Sudan, bringing much-needed supplies and people from different Christian organisations to remote places in the country. Lisa finished her two-year contract at West Nairobi School and is now busy at home with Mark, Anna & Nathan.
David and Lisa are now based in Lokichoggio, a small town on the border of Kenya and Sudan among the Turkana people. Being in Loki means David is able to support the work in Southern Sudan more effectively, while still returning home to the family in Loki each afternoon.
Having had the opportunity of serving in Kenya for these last few years, and seeing God’s faithful provision, David and Lisa are very thankful for the prayerful and financial support of friends and Churches at home.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Castle Hill Avenue, FOLKESTONE, CT20 2TN UK, Tel: 0845 850 9505
Registered Charity Number 1064598 (England & Wales) and SC039107 (Scotland)