MAF Personnel Needs: Cast Your Net!

The Ministry Awareness leadership team wants to encourage you to be ‘fishers of men’! There are SO many personnel needs around the MAF world and we must expand our networks to connect with good candidates. Did you know we need 10-15 pilot/mechanics plus teachers and IT technicians EVERY YEAR? Would you be part of the team to find good candidates? Do you know people…or know people who know people who:

  • Are teachers with 1 or more years of experience who would like a short or long-term adventure?
  • Are experienced pilots and mechanics with a heart for missions…or who love Jesus and don’t know about missionary aviation? Wouldn’t you love to introduce them to the idea?!
  • Are still in high school or college, interested in aviation or technology, love Jesus, and are searching for their future path?
  • Are CFI’s with at least a year of experience for our school in Southeast Asia? Folks who have a heart for flight instruction and want to serve God.

Please use the links below for more information on MAF’s current needs, to connect with the recruiting staff in your area, and to share the ministry needs with others. You may also contact your Regional Manager or the Ministry Awareness team at for hard copies of flyers, brochures or any other information.

Serve with MAF Overseas

Contact an MAF Recruiter

New Teacher Recruiting Video

Other MAF Videos

Thank you for partnering in our efforts to find people to make an impact
for the isolated people of the earth!!

Jungle Pilots are Superheroes!

Smarter Every Day is a science-based channel created by a Christian, Destin Sandlin.  It has more than 3.6 million subscribers. Destin received a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates to produce a video to answer the question “What superpower would you want to have?” Destin wants to fly, and chose MAF to help explain his choice in a scientific way. Destin travelled to Nampa and spent time with chief pilot Brian Shepson and Aaron Bear, director of major funding and planned giving. Chris Burgess, editorial and content manager, helped with logistics.

Sandlin is an MAF supporter and also involved in founding an orphanage in Peru. His videos typically get between a half-million and two million viewers. Since it posted this morning it’s already had more than 16,000 views, so this is a cool thing for MAF. Please enjoy and share the video!

Health Benefits of Volunteering

A study by United Health Group & the Optum Institute found a direct link between volunteering and better physical, mental & emotional health. The below info graph highlights some of the positive statistics that study has managed to produce.

Amazon Smile

Just go to, sign in with your Amazon account,
and select a charity of choice: Mission Aviation Fellowship, of course!

Every time you purchase through Amazon Smile a percentage gets donated to MAF.

IHCF Medical Missions Seminar

by Keith Van Order

Last year, January 2015 was my first year to host a table at this event, which drew a large audience because Ebola survivor, Dr. Kent Brantly, was the main speaker. This year it appeared to be about half of last year’s attendees. I learned from another vendor that this was more of an average year. I spoke with about 20-30 people at the MAF table. The highlight was MAF Recruiter, Mark Williams, hosting an informative MAF presentation, which the audience seemed to really appreciate.  Travis Ferguson was kind enough to drop off and help set up the MAF table top display. He didn’t fly in on anything fancy like a Kodiak or Caravan……he had to drive……bummer.

Thank you all for your prayers! Thank you Travis and Mark for your assistance and time. It’s an honor and pleasure to serve alongside my MAF brothers & sisters!

Events for Church Mission Leaders

Calling All Church Mission Leaders!

Don’t miss these great 2016 events designed specifically for Church Mission Leaders.

OnMission is a free, virtual, 4-hour conference focused on issues and subjects relevant to church mission leaders. The virtual conference will highlight 20 speakers for 10 minutes each dealing with a unique aspect of missions related to churches.  It will take place on Wednesday, April 6th from 12:00-4:00pm ET. 

Registration is required.

Mission Leaders Conference 2016
Churches take a stronger, more purposeful role alongside mission agencies.
Resources beg to be released among burgeoning gospel movements worldwide.
A new generation advances the missionary endeavor with multicultural energy. 

Join us for a fresh focus on our UNITED opportunity to make disciples of all nations.  This year’s conference is scheduled for Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

For more details about the events or to register, please use the link below:

Comings & Goings

WELCOME! and You’ll Be Greatly Missed!

We are blessed to announce the addition of two new Advocates!

Nathan Eisfelder  lives in Indianapolis and became interested in the Advocate Wing when he met Scott Hillard at the Owensboro Air Show! Nathan is a Private Pilot, Instrument Rated, and holds an A & P certificate! In September, Nathan will marry Rebekah Hutson! Welcome!

Ken Robinson and his wife Esther are from Keizer, Oregon.  Ken has retired twice!  The first time, after he attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy.  The second time, from as the General Manager and Chief Engineer for Northwest Christian Broadcasting.  Ken also is a member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association.   He currently serves as a volunteer with his church’s media ministry.  He does the editing and uploading of Sunday services for television and internet.  Ken also loves aviation! Welcome!

You’ll Be Greatly Missed

Valerie Houser has served MAF for over 8 years! She is stepping down as an active Advocate to devote more time to the new ministry God is calling her – which is being “on call” for the needed care of her friends and family members. During her 8 years as an Advocate, Valerie faithfully pursued opportunities to share MAF at summer camps, pastor’s conferences, colleges, air shows, and many others. Valerie also holds the honor of being the first Advocate Coordinator for the Advocate Wing! Valerie says “being an MAF Advocate has been one of the greatest adventures and blessings of my life and I will be forever grateful for the privilege to be a part of the Advocate Wing.” Her gentle and passionate spirit will be greatly missed!

The Lord has given Jackie Williams a new calling!  Jackie feels the Lord calling her take a break from being an active Advocate.  Jackie joined the Advocate Wing in 2012.  A couple of years ago, she was contacted by her church to work in the office.  She loves the work and loves the people she works with.  At the church, they do a lot of conferences, equipping classes, training for ministries and amazing guest speakers, all of which require many hours of preparation.  It is incredibly rewarding for Jackie and she feels the Lord has called her to serve Him in the capacity for this season.  Please praise God alongside us for the time Jackie served as an Advocate and for her obedience to His calling. Her desire and faithfulness to serve will be greatly missed!

New and Improved! Ministry Awareness Resources

by Alexis Adams, Ministry Awareness Administrator

We are excited to announce New and Improved resources in the Control Tower!

In June, we launched the Control Tower on the MAF Intranet which includes all the tools you need to equip your ministry. We recently added two resources to the Control Tower you’ll find very exciting and much needed.

The first is a NEW! Events Calendar. This calendar includes current and upcoming events with MAF involvement. Simply click on the Events icon in the Control Tower to find out about events near you.


….or click here to find events NOW! Events Calendar

The second is an IMPROVED! Resource Order Form. If you like the old form, you’ll love the new one. If you didn’t like the old form, you’ll really love the new one. And if you’ve never used an order form, now’s your chance to experience the best. It’s user friendly and features all the supplies needed to take your Ministry Opportunities to the next level. You can find the link on the Control Tower in Tools/Resources.


…can’t wait? click here: Resource Order Form


As you browse through the Resource Order Form, be sure to check out the NEW and IMPROVED! Resources.

  1. Church Partnership Brochure – features opportunities for churches to partner with MAF.
  2. Church Bulletin Insert – features Ways to Serve by giving of time, talent and treasure.
  3. 2016 Fact Sheet – the year end reports and numbers are starting to hit the press!
  4. Vertical Display – the most requested resource has arrived! Easy roll up display featuring the great work of MAF and the people we serve.