Pilot, Arnhem Land
Mel is serving as a pilot with MAF Arnhem Land in the Northern Territories of Australia. This is her first role with MAF, and she is excited at the opportunity to serve the Yolngu people and others in the area, and share the love and message of Christ with them.
Prior to flying for MAF Mel worked in Kaikoura, located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, where she worked for the local Aero Club flying through the mountains and out over the ocean to give tourists a view of the local whales and dolphins, and introducing others to that first thrill of flying a plane themselves.
Both positions held adventure—but with MAF she can now use her abilities in a way that also helps people and gives greater freedom to share the gospel message.