Thanks for asking! This form is a way to document the positive impact of the Advocate Wing. One of the expectations of each Ministry Advocate is to complete 8 or more ministry opportunities each year and report those MOs. If you don’t complete the form, we assume you aren’t engaging with people about MAF.
How long does it take to complete the form?
We created the form so it’s quick and easy! It only takes about 2-3 minutes to complete. If it takes you more than a few minutes, you’re filling out the wrong form!
Why do I need to complete an MO report form?
The Advocate Wing leadership team uses your completed forms to “paint a picture” of how our Advocates are making a difference by talking and connecting with people about MAF. We use this data in our quarterly and annual Advocate Impact Reports which are distributed and shared with the MAF Executive Leadership Team, board members, and other leaders.
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
This is Tom.
Being a part of the Wichita Advocate Wing, where Cessna aircraft originated, we trip across details, history, and stories about the Cessna aircraft MAF flies. I came across one of those details last year when sharing about a trip to the Cessna Textron plant in Independence, KS at my local church. I was a part of MAF taking delivery of a new Grand Caravan, and my pastor enjoys sharing “church outside the walls” activities of the flock with the rest of our congregation.
After the service, Tom a member of my congregation and retired Cessna mechanic, asked if I had noticed a rod on the aircraft preventing the passenger door from hitting the cowling when both are open. I had. He proudly recounted how, as part of the prototype development team, he had noted the problem in the early design stages and provided the fix. Of course, the fix went through all the required engineering and specifications, but I will now always see that rod as “Tom’s Fix”.
Tom was not a Christian back in his days at Cessna, yet he was making a difference for Kingdom work. When I pointed this out to him, his eyes teared up knowing the Lord was working on and through him when he had no inclination toward the Lord. He was blessed to know his part as these aircraft continue to carry help to the isolated people of the earth.
A new promotional video is available of David Holsten sharing about the MAF Visa card and our relationship with Christian Community Credit Union. You can find the video HERE on Bynder.
The 2019 credit card promotion happening now until May 31, 2019. Each approved credit card application will result in a $100 donation to MAF and a $30 Amazon gift card to the applicant. Click HERE for more information
MAF partners with over 600 organizations in 17 countries to reach the world’s isolated to Change the Ending. Click HERE to watch the moving story of the Moi people. MAF partnered with Ethnos360 as they lived among these people and worked to translate the word of God into their heart language!
Join us June 12 to 14 for our annual Advocate Summit as we delve deeper in God’s heart to Change the Ending for people across the world! We start Wednesday evening with a Welcome dinner at the HQ Chapel, followed by two days of challenging and encouraging speakers. Registration closes May 22nd, so make sure to get signed up. Click HERE to complete the registration form. We look forward to seeing you!
We have several new resources available for you on the Advocate Wing Resource Order Form! We continually working to provide new resources to positively impact your effectiveness as an Advocate! Check out the list below for a review of some of our newest items!
This year we kicked things off on March 30th with Experience MAF: Chattanooga. MAF staff and advocates engaged with nearly 200 guests at Lloyd’s Landing, located at the Collegedale Airport just outside of Chattanooga. MAF Development Officer Morty Lloyd and wife Joyce rolled out the red carpet for MAF guests.
The event featured presentations by field staff Michael and Karen Broyles, pre-fielders Erick and Joanna Paradizo, along with President and CEO David Holsten. Rides in the Kodiak were sold throughout the day and MAF’s N6MF was on display.
This event was truly a team effort. Advocate Regional Managers Dina Parris and Greg Pyles joined the Advocate team alongside Chris Dunlap, David & Jacki Carroll, Steve & Annie Chapman and Walt & Cindy Steele. Mobilizers Brian Behal and John Lemmon served alongside pilots Will White and Dave Rask. The entire MAF team was given a warm welcome from the Aviators Bible Study group from the Chattanooga Church.
The team didn’t get to stay in Chattanooga for very long… Sun ‘n Fun was waiting!
The 2019 Sun ‘n Fun team brought the fun and enjoyed the sun! Nearly 2,000 guests in six days stopped by the MAF display to learn more about how God is using MAF to reach the isolated. The MAF display included the Kodiak and virtual reality headsets featuring a new 3600 video.
An added feature this year was the Connection Piece, created by Events Intern Hannah Gardner. The Connection Piece allowed guests to find their piece of the puzzle in funding one of two select projects. It was a great way to engage with guests.
Advocates Scott Schoonmaker, John Pipkin, Marv and Kathy Brown, Travis Kircher and Travis Fergurson served alongside Mobilizers and Leadership staff throughout the week. Tuesday night Advocates joined David Holsten and MAF key investors to celebrate the ministry of MAF.
Events are already looking onward to July for Experience MAF: Chicago and Oshkosh AirVenture 2019.
MAF Advocates! As we go about our busy lives, let us not forget to SHARE with others WHY Christ gave His life for us and the power of the Resurrection!
In his book “Why Revival Tarries” Leonard Ravenhill writes this story of Charles Peace who was executed for crimes in England in 1879:
“Charlie Peace was a criminal. Laws of God or man curbed him not. Finally the law caught up with him, and he was condemned to death. On the fatal morning in Armley Jail, Leeds, England, he was taken on the death-walk. Before him went the prison chaplain, routinely and sleepily reading some Bible verses. The criminal touched the preacher and asked what he was reading. ‘The Consolation of Religion,’ was the reply. Charlie Peace was shocked at the way he professionally read about hell. Could a man be so unmoved under the very shadow of the scaffold as to lead a fellow-human there and yet, dry-eyed, read of a pit that has no bottom into which this fellow must fall? Could this preacher believe the words that there is an eternal fire that never consumes its victims, and yet slide over the phrase without a tremor? Is a man human at all who can say with no tears, “You will be eternally dying and yet never know the relief that death brings”? All this was too much for Charlie Peace. So he preached. Listen to this on-the-eve-of-hell sermon.”
‘Sir,’ addressing the preacher, “if I believed what you and the church of God say that you believe, even if England were covered with broken glass from coast to coast, I would walk over it, if need be, on hands and knees and think it worthwhile living, just to save one soul from an eternal hell like that!'”
What are we willing to do today, this week, to share the life saving, powerful message of the Gospel with our neighbor, our coworker or someone in an isolated area of the world? May our Lord use each one of us to share His gospel message of love faithfully and boldly!
Join us June 12th through the 14th for our annual Advocate Summit! We start Wednesday evening with a Welcome dinner at the HQ Chapel, followed by two days of challenging and encouraging speakers. Registration closes May 22nd, so make sure to get signed up. Click HERE to complete the registration form! We look forward to seeing you!
Ecclesiastes 4:9 reads, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.”
When individuals work together, they can double their strength and get much more done as a team. They also reap the value of having worked in unison, thus creating harmony instead of disorder. Working as one people begins with the efforts of the individual. As they work together their efforts are increased. Advocate Edie Dolben shared a wonderful presentation idea she observed at the MAF President and Board Summit.
The speaker had a big chain. It was too heavy for one person to pick up. She put it on the floor of the stage, close to where she was speaking. The woman picked up one end of the chain, explaining it was too heavy for her to lift it alone. Choosing a person in the audience, the speaker called another individual to join her on the stage and take up part of the chain. She continued to call others up to join her and kept adding to the line. The speaker explained how it takes teamwork to lift the chain and how God has called everyone to do the lifting.
You can use the chain in your presentation illustrating how MAF partners with over 600 organizations to “do the lifting” of the chain.