Jonathan & Angela Lowe
Serving in Timor-Lesté
* 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.
Jonathan and Angela met and married in Ballarat, with a dream of working for MAF in Arnhem Land in the north of Australia.
Twelve years later, in 2005, they moved their five children to fulfil that call of God on their lives, serving with MAF for six years in various roles and locations within Arnhem Land.
In 2011 the call came to move to East Timor, serving with MAF, in what was then the newest nation in the world.
Here, Jonathan serves as Program Manager and pilot. Angela home schools their children; Jordan , Mitchell, Cooper, Emily and Joshua.
East Timor, despite their oil revenue wealth, is one of the poorest nations in Asia. The road infrastructure is poor and travel is long and difficult.
MAF has been operating in partnership with the Ministry of Health, to provide an aerial medevac service and also works with many NGOs and development agencies to improve the health and development of the Timorese people. They value the ministry opportunity of delivering relief and development to the remote people of Timor Leste in Jesus’ name.
‘Go out through the gates! Prepare the highway for my people to return! Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders; raise a flag for the nations to see.’ISAIAH 62:10