MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP (MAF)
Between September 2016 and August 2017 Radford Road Church will be supporting the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). This Christian organisation enables thousands of aid, relief and mission projects in really remote places, because that’s where some of the greatest human needs are. MAF operates in the hardest-to-reach locations, where people live isolated from the rest of the world, cut off from the most basic necessities. The highly trained pilots manoeuvre Cessna and Kodiak aircraft through rugged terrain. And while passengers might hold their breath, MAF pilots skilfully land at short, unimproved airstrips on the sides of mountains, in jungle clearings, or on tropical rivers – to bring medicine and doctors, disaster relief, education, evangelists, Bible translators, food supplies, agriculture, clean water projects, and more. Why do they do it? Because they are passionate about sharing Christ’s love beyond where the road ends.
Working in partnership with hundreds of other Christian and relief organisations MAF enables practical help, physical healing, and spiritual hope to be delivered to many of the most remote and inaccessible communities on the planet.
The new project was launched at our ‘Last Night at the Proms’ evening on September 10th 2016.
News at September 2017
During the past year members and friends have been raising money for the 2016/17 Mission Project.
The aim was to raise £1000 to help the Mission Aviation Fellowship to buy a second amphibian aircraft for use in Bangledesh. The terrain in many parts of this country is difficult to access and local people have been working hard to construct simple runways where planes can land. However. it has been found that amphibian aircraft which can land on both sea and land are extremely useful in areas such as these. They are used to transport people, goods and medical supplies to and from remote areas which, otherwise, would be extremely difficult and time consuming to access. A second aircraft could make all the difference between life and death in this area and we trust that the gift of £1000 from Radford Road Church will help towards the acquisition of another plane.
The pictures show Mrs Margaret Height (secretary of the Mission & Outreach Committee) and the Revd. James Church, (Minister of Radford Road Church), presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Mr & Mrs Alan Hone representatives of MAF.
For more details of the work of the Mission Aviation Fellowship
please visit their website at www.maf-uk.org