Born in Gisborne, I became interested in aviation at the age of four and upon leaving home I joined the RNZAF as an avionics technician. Around 2000, I read personal accounts of Papua New Guineans and their experiences and response to the Gospel—it left an impression on me. I recall wondering if I might end up in PNG some day!
Fifteen years on, I obtained a job with Pacific Helicopters, a commercial company based in Goroka (PNG Highlands). This has been ideal preparation for my role with MAF.
PNG is a country with huge challenges, has had a particularly rapid transition from the "stone age" to the “smartphone age", is culturally very complex and in a vulnerable position as a nation. It is also a land of opportunity, may God make it a "light to the nations"!
I appreciate being involved in the ongoing legacy of what God is doing in PNG—including MAF's significant involvement since 1950. MAF as an organisation is seeking to be holistic in its approach, professional in its operations and accountable to its supporters. Your support and prayers are appreciated!