Benji and Jess Hunt
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 “MAF Assist DGR 1 ABN 23 301 106 261” 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 MAF Canada, MAF USA and MAF Australia (Sydney), nor for support of evangelistic outreach and other non-qualifying activities.
As a missionary kid in the Philippines, Benji grew up watching missionary pilots and engineers and knew that he was called to the same work for the Lord. At 18 he returned to New Zealand to train in the Air Force as an aircraft engineer with the goal of working in the aviation field for missions. God opened many doors so that Benji could gain the exact experience he would need to partner with MAF NZ and put his skills to use for the Lord.
Jess grew up in New Zealand and knew from the age of 7 that she was called to serve the Lord. After a year in South Africa doing mission work, she returned to New Zealand, married Benji a year later, and then began her nursing training so that she would have a useful skill to take with them onto the mission field, wherever that was going to be.
They have one son named Elliott (born 2015) named after their missionary-heroes, Jim and Elizabeth Elliot.
Benji, Jess and Elliott are excited to partner with Mission Aviation Fellowship to use their skills to show Jesus’ love to the unsaved through aviation maintenance and life-saving flights.
Benji and Jess Hunt are members of MAF NZ.
If I rise on the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there Your hand shall lead me and Your right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9-10