MAF dedicates missionary plane for service in Haiti comment (0)
May 10, 2012
NAMPA, Idaho — Amid a crowd of several hundred supporters, staff and local residents, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) dedicated a Cessna Caravan aircraft in an April 28 ceremony at the ministry’s headquarters in Nampa, Idaho.
MAF is a faith-based, nonprofit ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world with aviation, communications and learning technologies.
Funded by gifts from supporters, the new plane will depart in May for Haiti, where it will support the work of churches, medical teams and relief workers laboring to rebuild the island nation still suffering two years after the devastating earthquake. MAF has served in Haiti for 25 years and has a permanent base at the Port-au-Prince airport.
“One of the principal tasks of this plane will be to carry work teams from the U.S. for one or two weeks to build schools, orphanages and medical clinics, to provide clean drinking water, or to build churches,” said David Rask, director of aviation resources at MAF. “In times of great needs, such as earthquakes and floods, this plane will carry food, water and shelter.”