Dean & Christie Giles
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.
Before Dean and Christie met, God placed a call on them to serve Him through mission work. Christie grew up on the mission field in Indonesia and felt strongly called to some form of mission service, while Dean felt called to use his chosen occupation as a pilot, to serve the Lord.
Dean and Christie commenced their journey with MAF in Arnhem Land in 1999 as a young couple. During their time in Arnhem Land, their family grew with the arrival of their 4 children – Emily, Bianca, Nick and Kira.
Whilst with MAF, Dean has been a Pilot, Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager. Christie has also had many different roles involving tutoring, hospitality and working as a Teacher’s Aide.
At the end of 2015, the Giles family relocated from Arnhem Land to Cairns where MAF has a regional support office. Dean now works in the area of Operations Support for many MAF programmes around the world and Christie is working at a Christian School in Cairns.
Be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.1 CORINTHIANS 15:58