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Josh, Skyla, Riley and Silas Brumley are committing themselves to full time ministry with Mission Aviation Fellowship as a Pilot/Mechanic family. Josh’s primary role will be flying and maintaining MAF airplanes to serve the many churches and Christian organizations that partner with MAF. In addition, Josh and Skyla have a passion for first person discipleship. As the Lord allows, they would like to use the relationships Josh develops around the airplane and Skyla develops through nursing and community outreach to make and train disciples.
Josh was born in Greeley, Colorado, to a family that has been devoted to the Lord for multiple generations. He often jokes that he took the Christian fast-track by giving his life to Christ at age 7, being baptized at 8, and then on the mission field with his family by 9. During his 10 years in Haiti, Josh saw the joy and passion his parents and others experienced serving Christ in cross-cultural missions. He had an interest in airplanes, and one of the MAF pilots began taking Josh along on flights. After just a few flights with MAF, Josh told his parents he wanted to be a missionary pilot and, since many of the MAF pilots had graduated from Moody Aviation, he was going there, too. Josh graduated from Moody Bible Institute’s aviation program in 2018 and continued to serve on staff with the school as an aircraft mechanic until the summer of 2021.
Skyla was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, but was raised in a total of 5 different states. Skyla asked Jesus to be the Lord of her life when she was 5 years old. She and her family were always around church and ministry outreach. As a teenager, her family moved to Haiti where Skyla was a missionary kid for 2 years. During her time in Haiti, Skyla felt like the Lord was preparing her for cross-cultural ministry. She chose to obtain a nursing license after high school in order to have a skill set that would be helpful for overseas missions. Skyla worked as a nurse in a Spokane hospital until Riley’s birth in 2019, then shifted to being a volunteer nurse manager and ultrasound operator at a local Christian resource center.
Skyla and Josh met as teenagers in Haiti and became good friends. They stayed in communication with one another after moving from Haiti, pursued long distance dating, and connected in person again in Spokane. They married in 2016 on a beloved beach in Haiti. As God leads their steps, they pray that they will be disciples who are attentive to the Spirit and ready to speak the testimony the Lord has placed within them.
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 Brumleys’ ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.