On Saturday 8th September the Mission Service, at the Good Shepherd Mission, gave David and Anne Benge the opportunity to help us learn more about MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship). This is a charity dear to their hearts as their son-in-law, Andrew, and their daughter, Liz are currently living in Uganda, with their three young children, and working for MAF.
In the form of “question and answer” David and Anne told us how MAF uses aeroplanes to transform the lives of the world’s most isolated people in need. MAF operates in parts of the Americas (such as Suriname and Haiiti), Africa (such as South Sudan, Chad and, of course, Uganda) and Asia Pacific (such as Myamar and Timor-Leste). In fact MAF aircraft reach some of the most remote people on earth: people who are cut off from the outside world by mountains, deserts or jungles; individuals unable to receive basic essentials because of disaster or war; communities without access to medical supplies, food, education or the Gospel.
However, they also told us a little of the attributes required of those wanting to work for MAF and the training that they have to undergo.
It was all very thought provoking.
Following the short service, contributions for the tea/coffee and delicious cakes were added to the takings from the two amazing raffles that Andy and Michelle had organised.
Altogether they have raised £372.14 for MAF so far. However, the contribution of raffle prizes was so generous that Andy and Michelle propose to run a second raffle at St. Mark’s Church in the near future!
Thank you to David and Anne
for your enlightening talk
to everybody who supported MAF that day.
To find out more about MAF click here.