As a church we are privileged to have a direct link to overseas mission. Laurie Nason, son one of our congregation, Annie, works as a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Uganda.
The Nason family work with MAF in Uganda
‘As the Father sent me, so I send you’ (John 20:21)
About Mission Aviation Fellowship
“Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organisation. Our mission is to operate light aircraft in remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a real lifeline.
Every three minutes one of our planes takes off or lands somewhere in the world. On board are dedicated teams bringing medical care, supplies and Christian hope to communities struggling to survive amidst poverty, conflict or natural disaster. Flying across deserts, jungles, swamps and mountains, we reach places that might otherwise remain cut-off because of impassable or non-existent roads.”
To find out more about MAF, visit their website www.maf-uk.org
MAF in Uganda
Road journeys to vulnerable areas in the north of Uganda are dangerous, so MAF’s work is vital, giving workers in these areas a safe way to travel, and providing others who live in rural areas with a fast way out in dangerous situations or in medical emergencies. This newsletter (pdf) gives an insight into the work of the team in Uganda.
Laurie flies six-seater planes, taking missionary and charity workers to all regions of Uganda and southern Sudan. He also flies in medical emergencies when needed. When he’s not flying aircraft, Laurie is MAF’s Uganda IT manager, based in an office in Kampala.
The Nason family
Laurie and Emma have two daughters, Bethany (born 2001) and Naomi (2004). The whole family came back to the UK to visit friends and family in the summer of 2010, and as a church we got the opportunity to hear more about their work and life in Uganda.
Supporting the Nasons
Anyone can find out more about the Nason family and the work of MAF:
The Mission Aviation Fellowship website offers the opportunity to support the Nason family specifically:
They also value your prayers – when things get tough (as they often do) the family draw immense strength from the prayers of those back in the UK. You can also sign up to receive MAF’s quarterly Prayer Diary.