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Through God’s strength, Kent and Amy Embleton serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Papua, Indonesia. Kent works as a pilot and aircraft mechanic, and Amy takes care of their three boys at home. For their first five years of ministry with MAF, the Embletons lived and worked in Mozambique. Through those years, God helped them to grow in faith and to discover how to use their passion for ministry through MAF.
Kent grew up in rural southern Delaware, and some of his earliest memories are from attending church with his family. He remembers “getting real” about who Jesus is during his sophomore year of high school. After some prayerful soul-searching, he felt 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 flew on MAF airplanes into remote village stations in Ethiopia.
Kent and Amy met at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, and got married before finishing their degree programs. 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, he 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 chose John 10:10 as a theme verse when they began working in Mozambique, and it has been a source of encouragement for them. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” In their experiences thus far, Kent and Amy have witnessed 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.