Michael & Karen Penn
Sent from: MAF Australia
Serving in: Mareeba
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Gifts or Sponsorships over AUD $2 to fund program or project relief work of MAF International (ABN 32 004 260 860) in Australia, raised through a controlled entity “MAF Assist DGR Item 1 (ABN 23 301 106 261)” are tax deductible.
Gifts for evangelical outreach or other activities of MAF International (ABN 32 004 260 860) in Australia, raised through the Australian parent entity “MAF Australia (ABN 26 134 583 887)” that do not meet the requirements for DGR expenditure are non-tax deductible.
After many years of caring for missionary kids as boarding parents in Papua New Guinea, Michael and Karen have, since 2013, been living in Mareeba, North Queensland, where Michael is the Logistics and Stores Manager at MAF’s aircraft maintenance facility. He spends his time sourcing, ordering, and tracking parts and equipment for the maintenance that is being done on aircraft from the Asia Pacific region (Papua New Guinea, Arnhem Land, Timor-Leste and Bangladesh). It also falls to his part to co-ordinate the movement of supplies to and from the fields.
While Karen has no formal role, she finds that ministry opportunities seem to find her, involving members of the MAF family, the local community, and our Aboriginal neighbours. She continues to take opportunities to travel a few times each year to teach and to minister in the area of prayer ministry and inner healing.
Michael and Karen have four adult children living interstate. Catherine is working as a travel agent, Nathan is working as a wood machinist for a stair building company, Matthew is studying Aerospace Engineering and Joanna works in the ministry and administration office of a Christian retreat centre in Sydney. Daniel remains at home still and is working his way through high school.
After these things I looked and beheld a great multitude which no one could number of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the lamb, clothed with white robes and with palm branches in their hands.Revelation 7:9