July 10, 2022
Dear Friends of MARC,
It is with great joy, I share that most of the isolated communities in Alaska have removed the travel and health restrictions that previously impeded ministry transportation during the past two years. This has resulted in a significant increase in mission flying for MARC. All Christian youth camps have returned to normal operations. Church work teams are able to go to remote villages to assist with construction projects and evangelism activities. We are grateful to provide our ministry aircraft and pilots to make these events happen.
Additional flying means additional operational expenses. We are grateful for several donations that have been made to assist us with Bible camp travel costs for native children and help mitigate the impact of higher fuel costs.
We are also grateful for a recent donation of $500,000 towards the purchase of an efficient Cessna Caravan aircraft. As our aircraft fleet ages and ministry flight requests increase, we are pursuing an additional airplane to meet these needs. Approximately, one million dollars remains necessary to purchase a newer aircraft. Our goal is to have this new ministry tool serving by 2024.
If God places either of these two needs are your heart, please consider contributing towards these funds. Please pray for the Gospel to reach the communities in Alaska. We are grateful for your participation in helping us fulfill the Great Commission. Thank you for your partnership and interest in MARC.
For His Glory,
Peter Bastke, Executive Director
Missionary Aviation Repair Center
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20