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1 Registered Charity Number Welcome to you all at Salway Evangelical Church

2 Reading Matthew 25 Matthew 25 Verses Verse 40 The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

3 Question Is Mission for me? Is Mission for me?

4 Need to understand mission All Christians are and must be involved in mission It is not an option or a special calling – it is part of being a Christian Why is mission so important?..because our God is a missionary God

5 MAF is a Christian organisation whose mission is to fly light aircraft in developing countries so that people in remote areas can receive the help they need

6 MAF exist to take the Good news of Jesus Christ through Word and Deed MAF exist to take the Good news of Jesus Christ through Word and Deed

7  Combined Scheduled/Charter Airline & Air Taxi  Operates in over 31 countries  Over 130 aircraft  Serves 300+ missionary and relief agencies  Flies to more destinations than any other airline  Take-off or landing every 3 minutes  & Logistics What do we do?

8 Working in 37 countries 67 bases of operation Our situation today…

9 MAF’s global fleet comprises over 130 light aircraft

10 Our situation today… MAF operates 130 aircraft flying about 60,000 hrs per year Cessna 172, 206, 207, 210 Cessna 208 Caravan GA8 Airvan BN2A Islander Pilatus PC12 De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter Beechcraft 200

11 MAF is focusing on places with geographical barriers that are preventing people from having access to the Gospel in all its fullness

12 A 7-hour road journey in difficult conditions takes just 40 minutes by air, enabling surgeons to arrive quickly and safely alongside Impact Foundation’s floating hospital in Bangladesh

13 It’s 4 1 ⁄ 2 hours over a mountain ridge compared with a 6- minute flight between Piaya and Malambo, Tanzania. These flights are vital for Maasai evangelists as they travel to share the Gospel

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15 “Nepal does not have a transportation problem because nowhere is further than 5 days walk from the nearest road” Narayan Sharma (Church leader)

16 Papua New Guinea. Can you see the Landing Strip?

17 Madagascar

18 Kalimantan

19 Flights support crucial work by development and aid agencies, missions and national churches in projects including:  Healthcare  Literacy work  Refugee care  Disaster relief  Animal husbandry  Water engineering  Bible translation  Church planting  Immunisation programmes  Medical emergencies  Work with AIDS sufferers  Prison ministry

20 When natural disasters leave thousands homeless – MAF can be the first to help.

21 MAF supports the work of key organisations making a difference around the world:  Wycliffe Bible Translators  Oxfam  Christian Mission Aid  Impact Foundation  ACROSS  ADRA  Food for the Hungry International  World Vision International  Christian Blind Mission  MEDAIR  Médecins Sans Frontières  Rotary Doctors  Tearfund

22 One-year-old Daniel, flown to Uganda by MAF

23 I will say, big thank you as without your help he could have remained in Yambio, Sudan and like many others (when in such circumstances) die as they cannot receive any better treatment.Thank you so much. The whole community who saw the life of the child at risk in Yambio are just grateful as his life has been rescued. Praise be to God.

24 Jesus film

25 Tanzania

26 Question What difference can I make to the work overseas? What difference can I make to the work overseas?

27 Is God calling you? Serving Serving Praying Praying

28 Serving Pilots Engineers IT Specialists Teachers Finance managers Logistics Managers Programme Managers

29 We are truly aware and grateful for the prayers that hold us in His grace. Thank you.’ ‘ We are truly aware and grateful for the prayers that hold us in His grace. Thank you.’ Jonathan and Deborah Le Poidevin ‘Thank you. We have come to rely so much on your support, valuing prayer above all things! Our grateful thanks for keeping us before the Lord.’ ‘Thank you. We have come to rely so much on your support, valuing prayer above all things! Our grateful thanks for keeping us before the Lord.’ Bob and Jacqui Gillan Your partnership in this work makes it all possible and we are truly grateful.’ ‘Your partnership in this work makes it all possible and we are truly grateful.’ Sandy and Narelle Wilson Praying

30 Keeping in Touch

31 Question Is Mission for me? Is Mission for me?

32 The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’


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