Author Archives: John Boyd

John BoydWelcome to my little corner of the blogosphere. If you want to know what might be swirling around in my head with regards to missions, aviation and the role MAF is playing in all of it, this is the place to visit. I hope to shed some light on the opportunities MAF has to serve God and the amazing things He is doing around the world.I have served as the president of MAF since 2007 and have worked with this wonderful organization in some capacity since 1991. I’ll try to provide context for what MAF is doing through its strategic initiatives and share interesting pieces of information regarding where the organization is headed. That is what I hope to accomplish through this blog. I invite you visit regularly.

Gasoline and Culture Shock

This is the first of several blog posts regarding the part that culture plays in the missionary experience.

I thought I knew cultures. Born in Scotland, raised in Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe), lived and worked in South Africa, travelled extensively … I had seen and experienced many ways of life. But I was unprepared for the […]

Faithful To The Mission

What a year we have had! So many blessings, so many opportunities, so many changes in the world.

At this most special time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior and look forward to the new year ahead, I am reminded that the mission of Christ’s Church can be summed up […]

How To Say “Merry Christmas” At MAF

If you were to pop into one of MAF’s many bases this time of year, you would undoubtedly be welcomed with a hearty season’s greeting. However, depending on which base you were to arrive, that warm tiding might sound a little different …

Visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and you would hear “Joyeux Noel!” […]

Helping Victims of Haiyan—What Can You Do?

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with nearly unprecedented force—leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands impacted. In the wake of such a tragedy, people and organizations across the world were asking the question: “What can we do?”

How MAF is helping

Mission Aviation Fellowship sent disaster response personnel to the Philippines to assess the situation and determine […]

So Many Issues. So Many Needs.

The call I received the other week was not unusual. It was a woman strongly opposed to abortion who wanted to know what stand MAF was taking on the issue—what this ministry was doing to halt abortion in the U.S.

Mission Aviation Fellowship frequently receives inquiries about our views and actions on various issues. Not just […]