Mark & Lisa Haagensen
Serving in Arnhem Land
* 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.
Mark and Lisa met in Perth, Western Australia through their church youth group and got married in 2010. Mark was working as a carpenter and Lisa studying to be a high school teacher but both felt a calling to minister in remote places.
Mark has always had a passion for aviation and flying, and soon after getting married God began stirring his heart for mission aviation. With Lisa’s support they decided to move to Busselton in 2015 where Mark could complete his pilot’s license and Bible college with the aim of joining MAF.
Mark and Lisa are very excited to use their skills to reach the isolated people of Arnhem Land for Christ. Mark hopes to provide a necessary lifeline for those in need while Lisa works in schools and community health programs. They both hope to build relationships and share God’s love with the Yolngu people.
“If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.”Psalm 139:9-10