Darren & Meredith Lydeamore
Serving in Cairns
* 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.
Darren joined MAF in the beginning of 1988 and has held various positions within the engineering teams in Arnhem Land, Ballarat and Mareeba, supporting MAF’s flying programmes in those locations and the wider Asia Pacific Region.
Darren is currently the Maintenance Support Manager for MAF International, a central role heading up a team of technical specialists who provide support and direction to MAF’s maintenance teams around the world. From his office in Cairns and Mareeba, Darren is still heavily involved in the day-to-day business of MAF’s programmes based in both the Asia Pacific and the Africa Region. Meredith loves to be involved in all the local MAF events, and together they have shared a passion for MAF for many years. From developing aircraft maintenance programmes to sharing their lives with local MAF families, they feel privileged to be a part of what MAF is doing to transform remote communities in Christ’s name.
Darren and Meredith have three daughters – Hannah, Gabrielle and Joanna. Joanna has just completed Year 12, Gabrielle has moved away for university, and Hannah has recently returned to Atherton after completing her university studies. Meredith works as a teacher within the Special Education Program Team at the local High School. Together they attend the local Presbyterian Church and are involved in the music ministry there.
Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.ROMANS 12:1