Aaron & Katie Rigg
Serving in Arnhem Land
* This donation is tax deductible
Why are some donations tax deductible and others not?
Gifts or sponsorship to support the relief work of MAF International (ABN 32 004 260 860) in Australia, made through the MAF Aid Fund (ABN 49 498 842 455), are tax deductible.
Not tax deductible
Tax deductibility on donations is only allowable by the Australian Tax Office in respect of approved relief and development activities. For this reason, tax deductibility is not available for sponsorship of staff working for ACMA (Australian Centre for Mission Aviation), CRMF, MAF Canada, MAF USA and MAF Australia (Sydney), nor for support of evangelistic outreach and other non-qualifying activities. Donations to CRMF are treated as 'non-development' and do not qualify for tax deductibility.
Aaron and Katie were married in 2002 and have three children, Harrison (11), Ashton (8) and Elise (5). They moved to Melbourne from Perth in 2005 to grow Aaron’s business but their lives took a new direction when they came to know the Lord soon after.
Aaron was self employed in a successful home theatre business when God made it very clear to both he and Katie that he wanted them to serve him in MAF. Responding to his call and guided by opportunities which were only made possible by God’s grace, Aaron trained at Melbourne School of Theology and the Australian Centre for Mission Aviation for the past three years. Katie has been working as a full time mother and has recently commenced homeschooling the children in preparation for living in a remote community.
Now that Aaron has completed his training, the family is preparing to move to Arnhem Land to serve among the Yolngu people. Their heart’s desire is to develop meaningful relationships within the Yolngu community and for opportunities to demonstrate Christian hope.
I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.Psalm 57:9-10