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It’s the planes… group demonstrates how aviation proclaims Jesus

SUGAR GROVE, Ill., July 19, 2019 -— Planes were taking off and landing in a demonstration at Aurora’s Municipal Airport of how aviation proclaims Jesus to the world .

Quest Kodiak

MAP’s Quest Kodiak at the Aurora Municipal Aiirport prepares for take-off. Photo: John Ross

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) of Nampa, Idaho, presented a program to some 75 individuals gathered the Aurora airport’s J.A. Air Center. MAF used a Quest Kodiak turboprop airplane for rides. This plane is very versatile… it can use a short landing/take-off areas and is adaptive in its fuel requirements.

Quest Kodiak flying demonstration.

MAF’s Quest Kodiak demostrated it;s unique flying ability to the crowd of MAF supporters at Aurora”s Municipal Airport on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo: John Ross

Several passenger trips were taken throughout the afternoon and evening. The climax flight was a demonstration of plane’s ability in tight terrain… using only 900 feet of the runway.

MAF-US serves more than 600 non-profit, local, and mission organizations all over the world with aviation, communications, and learning technology services in 17 countries, seven with restricted access to western missionaries, and in the United States. In addition to cargo deliveries, MAF provides passenger rides for those in need.

aviation proclaims Jesus

David Holsten, President and CEO of MAF, talks to the gathered audience at the Aurora Municipal Airport. Photo: John Ross

The event closed with David Holsten, President and CEO of MAF, sharing a few brief remarks with the attendees and the viewing of  a couple videos highlighting MAF’s ministry.


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John Ross on Saturday, April 23, 2016 launched XPian News, a part of  Daybreak Communications, Inc. Ross is the facilitator of Aurora Christian Ministry Network (ACMN) and a member of the Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance (FVCMA). He serves on the boards of Wayside Cross Ministries and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. As a follower of Jesus, he has been for some 40 years a member of First Presbyterian Church - Aurora. He has an M.A. - Christian Leadership from Wheaton College Graduate School and undergraduate at Trinity International University.  editor@xpian.news






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