Serving in Arnhem Land
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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.
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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.
Anton is an ABC (Australian-born Chinese) hailing from the south-west suburbs of Sydney. As a child Anton was dragged (sometimes reluctantly) to church, but by the beginning of high school he had made a personal commitment to follow Jesus and was baptised in Year 7.
During high school, Anton first wanted to become a rock star, then a doctor, and then finally a fighter pilot – a dream which he pursued. In Year 12, he went through the RAAF pilot selection process but was rejected.
After leaving school, Anton stubbornly held onto that dream for a while. However, he soon began to realise that what he was pursuing was for his own glory. Eventually, God gave Anton a change of direction – to use his passion for aviation to serve God and people in isolated places.
Anton eventually obtained his pilot qualifications from the University of New South Wales, and undertook theological studies at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. He is now preparing to serve with MAF as a mission pilot in Arnhem Land while studying and taking on a student pastor role at Padstow Chinese Congregational Church.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?“Matthew 6:26