Sent from: MAF South Africa
Serving in: South Sudan
* 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 “MAF Assist DGR 1 ABN 23 301 106 261” 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 MAF Canada, MAF USA and MAF Australia (Sydney), nor for support of evangelistic outreach and other non-qualifying activities.
Tobias had an interest in aviation from a young age. So after graduating from high school he left for Germany with the idea of joining the cadet programme of Lufthansa to become a pilot.
But while doing his compulsory military service in Germany he realised that a career as an airline pilot would not suit him. Through God’s guidance, he studied social work and worked with an organisation caring for youth at risk.
During his studies he read about MAF in a magazine and was intrigued by the combination of using airplanes as a means to impact people’s lives in Christ’s name. But due to a lack of finances was unable to pursue this career.
At the beginning of 2011 he felt called by God to change careers. He received funding to study for an Airframe & Powerplant mechanics licence as well as to start the training for his commercial pilot’s licence. He finished his pilot’s licence in 2015 and began the process to join MAF soon after. He is now raising sponsorship to serve with MAF in South Sudan.
Tobias Meyer is a member of MAF South Africa
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.2 Corinthians 12:9