Ben & Helen Starr
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.
Ben and Helen met at their home church in Brisbane. They have two primary school aged children. Ben’s background is in Information Technology, Helen is an Occupational Therapist and has also studied at Bible College. Ben and Helen have a strong affinity with MAF; Ben has always had an interest in aviation and Helen’s father was a MAF pilot.
Over the past few years Ben and Helen have sensed God’s leading to serve with MAF. In preparation for this Ben studied at Bible College in 2016. The family moved to Mareeba while Ben undertook flight training with MAF, which he completed in April 2019.
The Starrs are preparing to serve the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land. They will be living in one of the indigenous communities. Ben will serve as a pilot in the MAF programme while Helen home schools the children and seeks to use her Occupational Therapy skills in the community.
Ben and Helen have a heart to serve people living in remote communities and to share Christ’s love with them. Join them as they prepare to serve with MAF.
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8b