Rick & Hudson Higlett
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.
Rick met Hudson in Port Moresby when he was working with Civil Aviation in 1974. They married and started a family, moving to Darwin in the Northern Territory shortly after. Hudson, who comes from Rabaul, was the coordinator of an after-school care facility for many years before becoming a Teachers’ Aide for indigenous students at a Christian High School in Darwin.
They leave behind their three sons and their families to return to Papua New Guinea to serve the Kingdom by maintaining the IT infrastructure necessary to provide the links to home churches and the many mission agencies that MAF partner with.
Along the way, God has equipped Rick with talents in Information Technology where he has worked as an IT Manager for a shipping company for the past 20 years. But more so, He called them into faith and fellowship. Then when many might be considering retirement, God challenged them to step out upon the waters to see what He might be pleased to do with the next phase of their life.
They will miss being with their grandchildren as they grow up, but strive to keep their eyes upon Jesus and walk where He leads.
'... Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water to Jesus.'MATTHEW 14:28-29