Serving in Papua New Guinea
* 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.
Born in Gisborne, I became interested in aviation about the age of four, and upon leaving home I joined the RNZAF as an avionics technician. Around 2000, I read about the experiences and response people of Papua New Guinea 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. It 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 1951. 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!
Andy Campbell is a member of MAF NZ.
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.1 Corinthians 6:20