Matt & Linsey Painter
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.
Matt & Linsey met in Melbourne whilst studying the Bible, missions, aviation and development. They have served with MAF in Arnhem Land and Papua New Guinea, where Matt worked as a pilot.
Since 2014 they have been based in Cairns where Matt works with MAF International in an Operations Support role.
Matt develops training materials for MAF ground crew—the team that get planes fuelled, loaded and in the air. He also develops standards for MAF’s ground operations, administers flight tracking and makes sure pilots have the right charts and navigational data for safe flight.
Essentially, Matt’s work takes a load off our Operations Managers around the world. Their effectiveness is multiplied as they are released to serve more isolated people in their respective MAF programmes in places like Tanzania, Liberia, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.'Deuteronomy 31:8