Timothy & Anna Southcott
Serving in Timor-Lesté
* 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.
Tim and Anna met at high school in Sydney with Tim going on to complete an electrical apprenticeship and Anna a nursing degree. They both grew up in Christian homes and have continued to grow in the love of God.
Tim grew up in Papua New Guinea where his parents were serving with MAF. Tim developed a passion for flying and a heart to serve those in physical and spiritual need. This desire continued to grow in Tim as he worked as an electrician with the goal of funding his flying training. During this time Anna worked at a Children’s Hospital and as a Community Child and Family Health Nurse. Her heart for mission also developed at a young age serving on numerous mission trips while at school.
Tim and Anna felt called to act on their desire to serve with a mission organisation. Tim began flying training, has completed his commercial pilot license and both he and Anna have also been studying at Bible College. Their first child William Keith was born in May 2017. They are excited to be serving with MAF in Timor-Leste.
We love because He first loved us.1 John 4:19