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Charlotte Chan

Serving in South Sudan

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Charlotte is the first missionary joining MAF from Hong Kong.

She found an interest in aviation during her undergraduate studies in industrial engineering. From then on, she undertook projects from ergonomic design of aircraft equipment to interviewing passengers onboard and in the airport lounge in Kai Tak while completing her first degree. She then pursued a postgraduate study in air transport management in the UK. During that year, she became a follower of Christ, baptised in Milton Keynes Chinese Church and heard Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) sharing in a campus Christian fellowship gathering.

Time flies.

When she started to feel it is now her best years to serve, MAF re-appeared after a quarter of a century in silence.

In 2019, Charlotte realised that God has spoken to her 25 years ago (Isa 55:9).

In 2020, Charlotte is taking with her 25 years of experience in airlines planning, aircraft maintenance and airport management at her 2nd 25 years to join MAF, who is celebrating its 3rd 25 years.

Before joining MAF, Charlotte did translation for different groups, visited the outcasts (Matt 25: 40) and since 2004 has taken on the responsibility for looking after her niece. During 2015-2020, she also humbly followed a divine calling to convene Airport Common Prayer with Taizé songs in her workplace as Christian witness to reconciliation and solidarity.

Charlotte is excited about joining MAF – as a fellowship to serve isolated people through aviation and technology by the Love of God. She is grateful to the clouds of witnesses who have been encouraging her with affirmation and support in this faith journey (Heb 12:1). Her motto “our being will lead to our doing”.

Charlotte’s first posting with MAF will be in South Sudan as Deputy Country Director and she is raising support to depart.

Charlotte is graduate of the University of Hong Kong, Cranfield College of Aeronautics, China Graduate School of Theology and a member of Royal Aeronautical Society. Her home church in Hong Kong is St. Andrew’s at Tsim Sha Tsui.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9

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