We work in close partnership with over 1,000 missions, providing flights and logistical support for their outreach to communities in developing nations.
These missions include aid agencies, missions, relief and development organisations, government departments, local churches and other national groups. Their work covers healthcare, emergency relief, development and the bringing of God's word.
We seek to promote the growth of the church, working with indigenous churches and groups to enable spiritual outreach.
We also support the work of many visiting churches as they encourage fledgling churches or those who have suffered persecution.
For example, in Guatemala we support a Bible teaching programme, training those who lead congregations in the villages. And in Arnhem Land we provide flights for local Aboriginal ministers, enabling them to share the Gospel in remote areas.
A great number of those we fly are mission organisations who seek to bring both physical and spiritual care to those in isolated regions. One such is Tearfund, the Christian relief and development agency working with a global network of churches to help eradicate poverty.
MAF make regular flights to Korr, northern Kenya, in support of Tearfund's education and food distribution amongst the Rendille and Samburu. We also support Tearfund's work in northern Uganda and southern Sudan.
In Tanzania, we support Haydom Hospital a missionary hospital that has operated since 1953. We fly a monthly medical safari, taking teams of doctors to remote villages to provide healthcare, vaccination programmes and mother-and-child clinics. Often, evangelists will join the safari and share the Gospel while the medical team are running clinics.
Across the developing world, thousands of non-governmental organisations provide relief and development services to communities affected by poverty, disease and conflict. Many of them are heavily reliant on air transport for safe, fast travel.
One such group is Medair, which responds to victims of war and disaster situations through emergency and rehabilitative projects. We regularly fly Medair in several African nations, bringing medical teams and supplies to the remote areas where they work.
In every country in which we operate, we do so with the support of the government and in some places provide flights for government backed development projects.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Castle Hill Avenue, FOLKESTONE, CT20 2TN UK, Tel: 0845 850 9505
Registered Charity Number 1064598 (England & Wales) and SC039107 (Scotland)