International (MNN) — With December just around the corner, the Christmas season is upon us! For believers, that means celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Immanuel, “God with us.”
But what about those who don’t yet know Jesus? What are you willing to do to get the Gospel to unreached people?
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) uses aircraft to fly into remote and unreached areas with aid, resources, medical transports, and spiritual hope.
Nathan Jones, MAF’s media marketing coordinator says, “MAF was started just over 76 years ago, by former World War II pilots, and we use small specialized aircraft to reach isolated villages around the world. We’re in a bunch of different countries in Asia, in Africa, as well as in Latin America. We use small specialized aircraft to make it accessible for isolated villages to be impacted by the love of Jesus.”
Giving Tuesday is tomorrow in the United States. It’s a day when people come together and give generously to non-profits and ministries during the holiday season. MAF has a goal this Giving Tuesday to raise $80,000 for the ministry!
“It’s our largest goal that we’ve ever put out since we started doing this in 2012,” says Jones. “And we’re going to be sharing some stories, we’re going to be having some fun on our social networks, and hopefully, bringing in $80,000 to bring people help, hope, and healing.”
One impact story is about Liku, a man from a remote village in Papua, Indonesia. Because MAF flew to his village, Liku got to hear the Gospel for the first time.
Jones says, “When we opened an airstrip a couple of years ago, he was one of the guys that came to know Jesus and became one of those that are just so on fire for helping his brothers and sisters who live in Papua come to Jesus and come to find life abundant.”
Click here to learn more about supporting MAF for Giving Tuesday!
And as you give, please pray. Ask the Lord to bless MAF’s ministry and give new believers like Liku a passion for sharing their faith.
Header photo courtesy of MAF.