Daniel and Kacy Bristol, along with their daughter Veda, serve the Lord as missionaries through Mission Aviation Fellowship in Indonesia. Daniel’s role as a pilot/mechanic will be to provide flights to remote areas to support missionaries and ministry —a task that can save days of travel. He will also fly community development supplies including Bibles, building materials, schoolbooks, and other essential cargo. Whether it is a medical evacuation flight or a supplies transfer, Daniel will use these opportunities to share Christ’s love with the isolated people he will encounter. Kacy focuses on creating a warm and inviting home not only for their family, but also for other missionary families and local women in their community.
Daniel grew up in Niceville, Florida, and was encouraged in his relationship with Christ by his parents. Missionary aviation came to his attention after hearing the needs of a Bible translating family in Indonesia who were dependent on missionary pilots to transport them to and from their remote village. It was in that moment that Daniel realized he could use his fascination with airplanes to serve the Lord.
After his interest in missionary aviation was piqued, Daniel went on mission trips to Indonesia and Haiti, in addition to a vision trip with Kacy to Papua New Guinea. He dedicated 10 years to preparation for serving overseas as a missionary pilot and mechanic. Having earned his pilot’s license by the age of 19, he went on to work as a nurse to pay for his flight training. After obtaining his commercial license at LeTourneau University, Daniel finished up his aircraft mechanic training at Texas State Technical College in Waco.
Kacy is a born and raised Texan from Longview, Texas. She came to know Christ at a young age through her parents’ dedication to raise her to know the Lord. She graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2012 with a master’s degree in accounting.
The Lord has affirmed Kacy in her primary role as a wife and mother. She is looking forward to using her gifts to bless not only her family, but also her community.
Daniel and Kacy met at church in Longview, Texas. After seeking the Lord’s guidance, they both felt He was leading them to a life together in missions. Since their marriage in 2014, Daniel and Kacy have prepared for their calling to serve in Indonesia. In 2018, they welcomed their daughter Veda into their family.
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 Bristols’ ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a ministry partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
MAF missionaries raise support for a pooled fund out of which MAF covers salary, housing, benefits, and staff-related ministry expenses. MAF exercises discretion over the use of missionary support in the exercise of its mission and care of its staff.