The Meyers serve with MAF in South Sudan
Tobias had an interest in aviation from a young age. So after graduating from high school he left for Germany with the idea of joining the cadet programme of Lufthansa to become a pilot.
But while doing his compulsory military service in Germany he realised that a career as an airline pilot would not suit him. Through God’s guidance, he studied social work and worked with an organisation caring for youth at risk.
During his studies he read about MAF in a magazine and was intrigued by the combination of using airplanes as a means to impact people’s lives in Christ’s name. But due to a lack of finances was unable to pursue this career.
At the beginning of 2011 he felt called by God to change careers. He received funding to study for an Airframe & Powerplant mechanics licence as well as to start the training for his commercial pilot’s licence. He finished his pilot’s licence in 2015 and began the process to join MAF soon after. He is now serving with MAF in South Sudan.
It was in Juba, that he met Moriah Juhl, now Moriah Meyer. She had lived as a missionary kid in Kenya and has a passion for serving God and teaching missionary kids in East Africa. In 2015 and 2016, Moriah came to Juba to teach at a small international school called Juba Christian Academy (JCA). She felt right at home in Juba, and, after three more years of training in the U.S.A. where her family is based, she moved back to Juba in August of 2019.
Quite conveniently, they were next door neighbors and began getting to know each other. They started dating in January 2020 and got married in January 2021. They are now learning to live together, continuing to work with MAF and JCA, and praying for ways to serve our neighbors here in Juba.
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