Flying missionaries spread the word about their adventures
Jennifer Auh reports on Mission Aviation Fellowship's Ride2Fly event. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) provides airplanes and technology services to thousands of humanitarian agencies around the world. If you didn’t already know, one of the three major operational centers is based, right here in Idaho.
On Saturday, MAF held a ‘Ride2Fly’ event in Nampa, where people literally rode and flew.
Motorcyclists rode from Nampa to Garden Valley, and Pilot Timothy Inbrock flew to the event.
Ride2Fly organizers hoped to raise money for MAF's cause. We met one motorcyclist who said he has a lot of faith in MAF from personal experience, after the organization saved his brother, who was stranded in the jungle.
“Deliver new testaments being translated into dialect of Indians, the road got washed out by big monsoon of a storm,” said Jose Quezada, pastor and motorcyclist.
Without MAF's help, his brother would have been stranded for months, waiting for the roads to open again.
MAF workers said they meet people face-to-face in impoverished countries, changing their lives physically and spiritually.
“I love to fly, love to teach, making difference in the world. So every day is satisfying and a challenging day, there's no dull boring day,” said Inbrock.
If you would like to learn more about Mission Aviation Fellowship, here’s a link to MAF’s website: www.maf.org/about#.UEwL4674J8Y