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By 2030, one billion people across the world
will live where there are no roads. 

SERVE. SUPPORT. SUSTAIN. Ethnos360

In places of hunger, disease, darkness, pain, fear, evil, aviation brings hope faster, safer, farther.

Bridge Ministry:  purposely built to navigate the gaps between the needs on the mission field and the aviators training to serve there.

Building a bridge of solutions between the needs on the mission field and the aviation efforts working to serve there.

Partnering resources between missionary aviators, mission organizations, and training schools.

are the incredible, highly-trained pilots and mechanics who serve to expedite the Gospel beyond where the roads end. They will move their families to foreign cultures, maintain their aircraft in remote locations, and daily traverse some of the world’s most forbidding terrain.
They will use short, crude airstrips perched on the sides of mountains, snaked on tropical rivers, and carved in jungle clearings as doorways to bring Bible translators, native pastors, medicine and doctors, evangelists, education, food supplies, agriculture and clean water projects—all with the love of Christ—to the ends of the earth.

providing access to food, medicine, mail, supplies and technical
support, opening doors of mission fields that were previously closed

Now, more than any other time, an investment into future missionary pilots and mechanics is critical. As world mission efforts seek to cover the globe, the demand for aviation missionaries has outpaced current mission resources.

In the finite logic of this Earth, two plus two equals four. BUT, God has always blown human logic into an upside-down, poetic kind of victory.
Just like when a boy with five loaves of bread and his two small fish stepped forward and offered this meager lunch to feed a crowd. Willing. Hopeful. Generous. He didn’t have all the answers, but he didn’t need to.


God operates in exponential economics— in His provision, in His justice, in His love and in His Grace. Don’t ever doubt that two plus five really can equal 5,000.

nexus.

a means of connection; tie; or link. a hub.

noun. ˈnek-səs

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If the heart of missions is the Gospel of Christ, then aviation is the circulatory system.     
-Ron Hutchcraft

IN ONE YEAR AN AVIATION MINISTRY

serves 600+ organizations  •  logs 2.1 million miles  •  transports 86,262 passengers  •  delivers 8 million pounds of cargo  •  to 1,700 remote airstrips •  saving 72,917 days of travel time  •  which is 301 years of ministry

Missionary Aviators are highly-trained pilots and mechanics who serve to expedite the Gospel beyond where the roads end. They will maintain their aircraft in remote locations. They will use crude airstrips perched on the sides of mountains, snaked on tropical rivers, and carved in jungle clearings. They are willing to risk it all for the sake of sharing Christ’s love.

did you know...

Missionary aviation requires rigorous training that can take many years. It involves completing up to five years of flight and aircraft maintenance training and licensing, as well as gaining the necessary flight time and experience post-graduation. In addition, missionary aviators must pass a demanding technical evaluation, raise financial support, complete cross-cultural training and language school, often while providing for their families.

Proclaim helps expedite this process by utilizing our resources and partnerships to provide guidance and support to aspiring missionary aviators.

PARTNERSHIPS

AIM AIR  •  MAF  •  WYCLIFFE/ JAARS  •  ETHNOS 360  •  FLYING MISSION  •  SAMARITAN's PURSE  •  MISSIONARY AIR GROUP  •  MISSIONARY FLIGHTS INTL  •  MISSIONARY AVIATION REPAIR CENTER  •  SEND INTL  •  KINGDOM AIR CORPS  •  CHRISTIAN MISSIONS IN MANY LANDS  •  SAM AIR  •  HELPS INTL  •  SOAR-M17  •  INTEGRITY AVIATION  •  SPOKANE TURBINE CENTER  •  MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE/ MOODY AVIATION  •  SCHOOL OF MISSIONARY AVIATION TECHNOLOGY  •  MISSIONARY MAINTENANCE SERVICES  •  MANY OTHER CORPORATE & INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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We are committed to equipping aviators with the resources they need to serve the Lord, and sending those laborers into the global harvest.

Preparing new aviators with training, mentorship, financial, and spiritual readiness.

Fulfilling the Great Commission regardless of location through training and technical ministries.

Launching aviators into global ministry, impacting thousands annually.

Proclaim missionaries serve on loan to Moody Aviation as flight and maintenance instructors, equipping the next generation of missionary pilots and mechanics

Proclaim missionaries assist at the local FBO in Worthington, MN while also accomplishing ministry-related flights in Proclaim's Cessna 310R, building valuable experience for overseas service.

GOSPEL.  EXPEDITED.

Walton & Bethany

Walton and Bethany are excited to be the hands and feet of Jesus as they serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship. As a pilot/mechanic, Walton will use aviation to share Christ’s love with isolated people as he transports missionaries & national believers, delivers much needed supplies, and provides critical medical evacuation flights. Bethany will continue in her role as a stay-at-home mom, raising their son, William. While overseas, she hopes to use music and hospitality to connect with, and minister to, others in the community.

Born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, Walton received salvation at an early age. Growing up, he had the opportunity to go on a few short-term mission trips with his parents’ ministry where he got to witness firsthand how the Lord is working in people’s lives around the world as well as the various needs for world missions. This built a vision in his heart for missions and led him to complete a degree in Missionary Aviation Technology through Moody Aviation. After graduation, he continued at Moody as a flight instructor for a few years before joining MAF.

Bethany grew up in Olympia, Washington, in a strong Christian family and received salvation at around seven years old. In middle school, she befriended a missionary couple in her church whom God used to ignite a desire in her for overseas missions. She later attended Montana Wilderness School of the Bible and was strengthened in making her faith her own. She continued praying about how God was calling her to serve. As her desire for missions grew, Bethany was able to participate in many local ministries and later served on a short-term mission trip to Israel two years after high school. Upon moving to Spokane and meeting Walton at church, she learned about the opportunity to serve with MAF and has become increasingly excited to see all that God has in store as they serve with this organization. Walton and Bethany were married in January 2021 and welcomed their son, William, in December of that year.

The Kostrevas are thrilled to be a small part in what Christ is doing to build up His church among the nations. God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways.  He may also be calling you to a special role in the Kostrevas’ ministry.  Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.

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