Kent and Amy Embleton are privileged to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship as missionaries in Mozambique, southern Africa. As a pilot and mechanic, Kent uses aviation as a tool to connect people to remote areas in the northern provinces of Mozambique. Amy spends her time at home raising their two boys and has had the opportunity to use her professional skills as a teacher.
Growing up in southern Delaware, Kent learned to know God through the influence of his parents. He remembers “getting real” about who Jesus is during his sophomore year of high school. Through the experience of asking questions about himself and his family’s faith, he was led by God to pursue a life of service as a missionary pilot and mechanic. Kent’s grandfather, a pilot and a supporter of missionary aviation, was a significant influence in this decision.
Hailing from Washington state, Amy was blessed to be raised in a committed Christian family and came to know Jesus at a young age. Growing up with siblings with special needs, she learned much from them about choosing joy in all circumstances. Amy’s interest in missions was a natural result of her family’s commitment to support and pray for many missionary families, including her grandparents, who rode MAF airplanes into remote village stations in Ethiopia.
Kent and Amy met at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Eager for their lives to be a witness for the Lord as a picture of Christ’s beautiful relationship with the Church, they married in July 2011. Kent earned his Mechanic’s Certificate as well as Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificate in single and multi-engine aircraft. Through two years of instructing for LeTourneau, Kent honed his pilot skills. Amy graduated with a degree in mathematics and a teacher’s certificate; the following school year, she taught all levels of high school math in a Christian school.
Kent and Amy have chosen John 10:10 as a theme verse for their work in Mozambique. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Since their arrival in Mozambique in 2016, Kent and Amy have experienced both the darkness of the world and the abundant life that God provides through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
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 Kent and Amy’s 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.