Nampa, Idaho – February 20, 2013 – A Cessna 182 aircraft will soon be providing life-saving services to people living in remote areas of Mexico, thanks to a family that discovered Mission Aviation Fellowship on the internet.
At a dedication ceremony held Wednesday, February 20 at the ministry’s headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, MAF staff prayed that the plane will be an effective tool for sharing the Gospel and changing lives. They also gave thanks to God for the way it came to MAF.
According to Dave Rask, MAF director of Aviation Resources, a Texas family owned the small plane but seldom flew it. They believe in sacrificial giving and thought the aircraft would be more useful on the mission field. Not knowing about MAF, they Goggled missions and aviation and MAF popped up at the top of the list. They then contacted Rask and made the decision to donate their plane.
Since arriving at MAF, the C182 has received special modifications that will allow it to operate in rugged areas of Mexico where it will serve with Alas de Socorro, the MAF affiliate organization working there.
MAF is grateful to the thousands of faithful friends who support the ministry through their prayers and gifts.