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 to carry out its mission and care for its staff.
Trey and Laurie are blessed by God with the opportunity to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia. Trey is using his broad accounting/financial experience to help the Indonesian region consolidate and unify the current finance offices and systems. Laurie is using her gifts and experience to teach at Hillcrest School (HIS). Trey and Laurie have been married for over thirty years, most of which have been spent in Texas. They have three adult children and one granddaughter.
Trey and Laurie met in the campus Baptist student ministry. After dating a short time, they knew that God was calling them to more than just partnering in collegiate ministry, but to a lifetime of ministry together. They married in June of 1990 and very early in their marriage felt a heart tug toward foreign missions.
Trey grew up in Amarillo, Texas. He didn’t attend church growing up but turned to Christ as his Savior after hearing the gospel in high school and committed himself to the life-long pursuit of Christ. It was also in high school that he discovered a passion for aviation. Several years into his marriage with Laurie, Trey discovered that missions and aviation were combined in MAF. This discovery led to the first discussion with MAF in 2004. Trey graduated from West Texas A&M with a business degree in accounting and spent a couple of years attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His professional accounting/financial career has spanned various industries and companies large and small.
Laurie was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. She grew up in a Christian home, and through the influence of godly parents and grandparents, accepted Jesus at the age of seven. During her childhood, numerous adults from her church poured into her spiritual growth. Upon graduating high school, she attended West Texas A&M University, where her faith was tested and she truly began to see her relationship with Jesus as her own personal journey. She earned a bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies and has spent the last twenty five years teaching students of different ages in various schools and programs. Laurie is excited to take her God-given gifts and skills to minister to those in Indonesia.
The Deweys are excited about the new adventure with God, taking the gospel to the hard-to-reach places of Indonesia to bring help, hope, and healing to isolated people.