Richard & Bernadette Axon
Serving in Papua New Guinea
* 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.
Richard and Bernadette have been serving in PNG with MAF since 2010. Richard is a pilot, and they have been based in Goroka, Wewak and Mt Hagen.
They both grew up in northwest NSW in Christian homes, with a desire to use their skills to glorify God and to share his love with people in need.
They trained at the Bible College of Victoria where Richard completed a certificate of Mission Aviation in 2007, and Bernadette a Graduate Diploma of Divinity, 2008 (which she completed by distance in 2011).
They feel it is a real privilege to be able to serve remote and isolated people delivering relief and development in Jesus’ name.
‘If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.’Psalm 139:9-10