1 March 2012
With more than 100 missionaries, aviation officials, and other guests on hand, MAF officials shared about the work in Haiti, as did guest speaker Joe Hurston, an independent missionary pilot who lobbied MAF to come to Haiti in the mid-1980s.
'Flying with MAF gives us the opportunity to be good stewards of the resources God has provided us. Trucks are expensive and the roads take their toll,' Greg said. 'Long drives over terrible roads batter not only our trucks but our bodies as well. It didn't take long to determine that flying is more cost effective for us in the long run.'
MAF began operating in Haiti in 1986, serving missions and relief agencies in remote areas of the country. Poor infrastructure has plagued Haiti’s development and causes non-profit organisations serving there to seek alternative transportation. A trip that might take 8 hours or longer over rough, unsafe roads can be reduced to 25 minutes aboard an MAF plane.
Following the massive earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, MAF’s knowledge of the country and expertise in transportation, communication, and disaster response positioned us to effectively serve the scores of humanitarian and medical aid groups that descended upon Port-au-Prince. It is that longevity within Haiti that has endeared MAF to local church leaders, medical groups and government officials.
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