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OUR MISSIONARY FAMILIES

Our missionary families are based in different countries around the world, serving in isolated communities. Read about how they have followed their calling. Will you support them?

Mark and Lorraine Liprini MAF SA missionary pilot 2023 Tanzania

Mark and Lorraine Liprini

Mark and Lorraine Liprini have been with MAF since 2001. They have been serving faithfully across the MAF globe ever since. After serving 18 months in Uganda, the Liprini’s moved across to MAF Tanzania in 2022, with Mark fulfilling the dual role of Chief pilot and Operations Director. They are loving serving the people of Tanzania in a very direct, hands-on role.

Grant and Emily Strugnell

Grant and Emily are serving with MAF in Lesotho. Grant serves as an MAF Pilot, helping support rural medical clinics and missionaries who live in the mountains, while Emily will continue managing an orphanage. Jane, their daughter is making lots of Basotho friends to join her in her adventures.

The Venters Brad and Michelle MAF SA missionary pilot 2024 Papua New Guinea

Brad and Michelle Venter

Brad and Michelle joined MAF in 2010 and started serving in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2011. The Venters live in Goroka in the Eastern Highlands. Brad is a pilot and is also currently the Flight Operations Manager. Michelle runs the Mama Care programme at the local clinic for new mums with pre-mature babies.

Kennedy and Jothina Marimbe

Having heard about MAF from a colleague, Kennedy got inspired about the missionary work MAF is doing. After discussing this with Jothina, who is also passionate about charity work, he applied to join MAF in June 2021. After receiving a positive response, the selection process started. Now Kennedy is hoping to be moving with his family to MAF Uganda to serve the Lord as an aircraft engineer. Kennedy says, “I would love to combine serving God with my aviation career.”

Kennedy Marimbe MAF Missionary Aviation

Kirstein and Amelia Combrink

Kirstein has been serving as an MAF pilot in Tanzania since 2012. Amelia Amelia arrived in Tanzania in 2009 to teach at one of the international primary schools and then worked for, a non-profit organisation which fights for the rights of Masaai women and children. 

Tobias and Moriah Meyer

Tobias is a pilot serving in South Sudan. Him and his wife, Moriah got marries in 2021 – she is as excited as Tobias for the missions! South Sudan has few roads across its vast swampy plains, meaning aid and mission groups depend on MAF’s aircraft to reach people suffering through hunger, conflict and isolation.

CANDIDATES IN THE RECRUITMENT PIPELINE

Gift Mposi Family MAF Missionary Aviation

Gift and Abigail Mposi

Gift is touched by news items about people who are vulnerable and displaced. When he read MAF’s purpose and vision, it resonated with his passion for saving lives and souls through Christ. He knew he wanted to serve the Lord and do the work he was trained to do. After completing the online application, he was ecstatic when he was invited to write the MAF knowledge competency assessment. With the support of his family and church colleagues, Gift is proceeding with the comprehensive selection process and is looking forward to being part of MAF and saving lives through the maintenance of MAF aircraft that fly to remote places. He says, “I love the Flying for Life statement on MAF aeroplanes.”

Baxter and Chisokwa Kambole

Baxter became interested in MAF when he spotted their aircraft parked in the hangars. This encouraged him to find out more, as MAF was doing the same work he was doing with the Zambia Flying Doctors. When he saw that MAF was looking for pilots he applied, as this aligned with his and Chisokwa’s dream of wanting to serve and make a positive impact in people’s lives. Baxter says, “I love challenging flying, and I have flown many mercy missions with a Cessna Caravan.” They have great expectations of serving God by helping others after being placed in a MAF programme.

Baxter Kambole MAF Missionary Aviation Africa

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