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Mission Aviation Fellowship to dedicate new KODIAK Saturday at Sun ‘n Fun
April 4, 2014

LAKELAND, Florida — Mission Aviation Fellowship will be dedicating its newest airplane in a special ceremony at Sun ‘n Fun on Saturday, April 5.

The aircraft, a Quest KODIAK, will eventually be based in Papua, Indonesia, where it will serve those living in isolated jungle villages.

“This remarkable airplane will be used to deliver food, medicine, building materials, and Bibles,” said John Boyd, president and CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). “It will transport medical teams, missionaries, and relief workers. It will carry children to school and the sick to the hospital.”

MAF is a global family of organizations that uses aviation and technology to share the Gospel and support the work of other mission and relief organizations. With a fleet of 136 airplanes, MAF reaches isolated areas of 33 countries.

You can see the new KODIAK at the MAF display in the Southeast Exhibit Area, Lot 1 (corner of Doolittle and Sun ’n Fun roads).

A public dedication ceremony will be held at the MAF display at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5. Please join MAF as they commit this plane to the Lord’s service. Light refreshments will be served.

“The KODIAK is an amazing aircraft, and is uniquely suited for MAF’s work in Papua,” said Boyd. “Hundreds of small villages lie hidden in the jungles and mountains of this rugged land. There are very few roads. A 20-minute flight in an MAF airplane saves an entire day of travel by foot.”

As a non-profit, MAF relies upon many generous supporters to keep its planes in the air. The new KODIAK was purchased entirely with gifts. Currently, the organization is seeking funds to purchase KODIAKs to serve in Ecuador and Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Mission Aviation Fellowship is based in Nampa, Idaho. Recent MAF work includes assisting with vaccination campaigns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, supporting relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, and enabling the work of churches, evangelists, and Bible translators across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Learn more about MAF’s life-saving work at

For more information contact Dianna Gibney, 208-591-0423,


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