Luke and Joy Bryant live in Papua, Indonesia. As a pilot with MAF, Luke flies to remote villages to deliver food, medicine, fuel and other supplies to missionaries, churches and the community. When Luke is not flying, he is working to maintain the MAF airplanes flying throughout Papua. Joy worked as a teacher at Hillcrest School for missionary kids in Wamena before God blessed them with a new baby. She now focuses her time on raising their children and will still be involved supporting the school as she is able.
Luke is from Jesup, GA. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior when he was 13 years old. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he worked in engineering for 13 years before earning his commercial pilot and aircraft maintenance licenses. Luke’s favorite verse throughout the busy years of working and training was Proverbs 3:5-6. The Lord provided for his family and his training in ways that were not possible by the world’s standards.
Joy was raised as a missionary kid in South Korea. As a 7-year old, she felt the Lord tugging on her heart for missions. She loved participating in her family’s mission assignments and started on her own soon after finishing her education degree at Ouachita Baptist University. Joy spent two years in the Philippines teaching at a mission school.
Luke and Joy met in the Philippines and were married soon after returning to the U.S. Although Joy felt called into full-time missions shortly after their marriage, it wasn’t until after Caleb and Reagan were born that God called them as a family and led them to Papua. In March 2016, God grew the family again by giving them a surprise blessing, Brett.
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 Bryants’ 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.