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.
Bruce and Molly Harcey, along with their children, Josiah and Peter, are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship, currently serving in Nampa, Idaho. The Harceys served for 12½ years in Ecuador before accepting an assignment Stateside.
Bruce’s extensive radio installation and maintenance experience prepared him for his current role. His work at MAF headquarters entails preparing airplanes with reliable radio and navigation equipment for service around the world. Bruce shares, “Maintaining the radios in MAF’s airplanes in Ecuador was a rewarding ministry for many reasons. One of those reasons is that it greatly reduces the cost of keeping the radios in service when they can be repaired on-site. From here at headquarters, costs are lowered by offering support to our overseas staff through e-mail consultation and occasional trips to perform more involved service like installation of updated equipment or special avionics testing. All is done so that people may know that God loves them and has provided a way of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.”
Molly loves her role as wife, mother, and homemaker. Since moving from Ecuador to Idaho, she has enjoyed making new friends and participating in a women’s Bible study. Molly’s favorite verses are Ephesians 3:14-17 and she shares, “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.”
Bruce grew up in a Christian home in St. Charles, Minnesota. Through the influence of his parents and the pastor of his church, Bruce accepted the Lord as his Savior when he was 11 years old. His church was a mission-minded church, and he became aware of missions at a young age. Bruce attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music; it was here that he received a diploma in Bible and pastoral studies. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Le Tourneau College, and at Moody Aviation in Tennessee he received a diploma in avionics specialization. He holds an airframe and powerplant license as well as general radiotelephone operators and advanced amateur radio licenses. In January 2010, he received his Repairman’s Certificate from the FAA which allows him to inspect, repair, and return to service radio equipment through MAF’s FFA Radio Repair Station.
Molly grew up in Washington, Illinois. She came to know Jesus at age three. Because her family had many missionaries in their home she became aware of missions at an early age. She learned of MAF while dating Bruce. They were married in June 1993. Molly received a B.A. in Christian Camping at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri.
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 Bruce and Molly’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
The U.S. offices of MAF serve as a hub for MAF services worldwide. A day in the life here includes specialized flight training, staff mobilization and counseling, purchasing and shipping of aircraft parts, finance and accounting, administration of an Internet gateway for worldwide email, fund raising, printing and mailing of various materials, and many, many more activities. Some staff serve around the country; training future pilots and mobilizing potential candidates to serve with MAF.