Pilot, South Sudan
Growing up as a pastor’s kid, Andrew moved frequently in his early years before calling Hamilton home. He spent eight years in Hamilton completing his education and following his lifelong dream of learning to fly. Andrew was accepted into a full-time training course in the Waikato in 2010. Eighteen months later he finished with his Commercial Pilot’s Licence and a Diploma in Aviation Science.
During this time Andrew wondered what God’s plan was and what He was preparing him for. He then came into contact with Mission Aviation Fellowship. After a period of further technical training and spiritual preparation to equip himself for the field, including study at Eastwest College in Gordonton, Andrew took a step of faith and applied to MAF.
Andy started flying with MAF in 2015. He spent several years based in the Northern territory of Australia, followed by a year and a half flying in Timor Leste. He then spent two years preparing and developing the skills necessary for the rigorous flying demands of South Sudan.
He is now based in Juba, South Sudan. Andrew is now settling into life in a nation where the need for MAF's presence and work is only increasing.
Psalm 96.3 Declare his glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.