Mission  of  the  month 

As a church we support a number of Christian mission organisations that do important work in serving God locally, nationally and internationally. 
We support them by praying for one of them each month.
 
During the month of April we are focussing on Mission Aviation Fellowship (“MAF”).
 
They write:
 
At MAF, we believe nothing should stop people from receiving the love of God and the essentials of life – no matter how remote they are.  Our vision is to see 'isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ's name.'  We use aviation and technology, because in many places those are the only ways to reach isolated people in need.
 
In today's 'connected world', the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated.  Many remote communities have never heard the Gospel and are living in spiritual darkness.
 
If a person has a medical emergency and the nearest hospital is a few days walk or an uncomfortable drive on rough roads, their prognosis is poor.
When natural disasters, conflict or famine strike hard-to-reach places, an aircraft may be the only safe way to reach the people on the ground.
 
For 75 years, MAF has been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts.  We enable more than 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to thousands of communities.
 
Every four minutes an MAF plane is taking off or landing somewhere in the world to help eliminate the barriers to physical and spiritual transformation.  Enabling partners is at the core of what we do and you can help make it possible.
 
More information about Mission Aviation Fellowship can be found on their website: 
(click on 
https://www.maf-uk.org/).