David & Jen Pett
Serving in Mareeba
* 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.
David and Jen both went on short-term mission trips in 1992; David to Romania, and Jen to Uganda where she travelled by MAF aircraft. They returned with a desire to bring Christian hope to others through practical service. Later that year David felt a growing call “to fly” and commenced flight training in the UK in early 1993 shortly before they married. Blessed with Graham (1994), Jonathan (1995) and Jen’s encouragement, David gained his commercial pilot licence in 2003.
The following year, service with MAF became a real possibility so the family moved to Melbourne to undertake a year of theological study together at the Bible College of Victoria. Joining MAF in mid-2006, they were based on Elcho Island, an outstation of the Arnhem Land programme, where the whole family were involved in various ministries with the Yolngu people and the Bible Translation Centre. Jen also facilitated the boys’ distance education through to the completion of their Year 12 studies.
Moving to Cairns in September 2014, David has taken on the role of MAF International Fleet Training Captain for the piston-engined aircraft in both the African and Asia Pacific regions.
Personal webpage: www.pett-family.info
Jesus said...I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.JOHN 10:10