Roland & Sarah VanDerVelde
Serving in Arnhem Land
* 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.
Growing up in the Lockyer Valley near Toowoomba QLD, Roland worked his way from his parent’s fruit shop to a 17yr management career. His heart for people and an interest in aviation meant partnering with MAF was a natural fit for his calling to mission work.
Sarah grew up in rural Vic whilst also spending 8 years in PNG where her family were missionaries. Sarah has worked alongside young people, families, people with disabilities and those from culturally diverse backgrounds to create and deliver a range of services. Roland and Sarah share a passion for the principles of social justice and a heart for disadvantaged peoples and their communities.
Roland & Sarah married in 2006 in Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in 2010. They have been blessed with 3 beautiful children – Marishka 26.2.09, Scarlett 1.9.11 & Rafael 13.1.15.
Their relationship with God and His love has fuelled a desire to bring practical and spiritual care to others. Roland & Sarah have a heart for Aboriginal people and other cultures and are partnering with MAF to bring help, hope & healing to places in the world with the deepest human need.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.PSALM 100:5