Peter & Avrienne Austin
Serving in Cairns
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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.
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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.
Peter & Avrienne Austin were married in 1977 and have two adult children and two grandchildren. They were baptized in 1984 at the Nelson Baptist church, after which they moved to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to work with Highway Motors, which was at that stage a branch of the Allegiance Training Association group in Lae.
In total they spent 8 1/2 years in PNG, before moving to Hawaii to work as “Mission Builders” at the YWAM “University of the Nations” campus situated in Kona on the big Island of Hawaii.
After Hawaii they returned to New Zealand, and for 16 years Peter ran an Electronics R&D company before being led back to full-time mission work. For 2 1/2 years they renovated a Mission Home used by many Christians working in Paraguay, as well as the Ache people in the capital city of Asuncion in Paraguay, South America.
From South America they again moved to PNG, this time to work with Christian Books Melanesia, before eventually returning to New Zealand in 2015.
They love serving in Cairns as Assistant Managers at Tree Tops Lodge with the skills and acumen they have acquired over a lifetime of service.
Peter & Avrienne are members of MAF New Zealand.
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.Psalm 86:11