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.
Danny and Leslie Hulls with their children, Evelyn, Caleb and Jackson have served with Mission Aviation Fellowship since 2004. The Hulls family spent twelve years living and working among the Basotho people of Lesotho, Africa. Danny served as Chief Pilot for many years, responsible to train the new MAF pilots coming to Lesotho.
In addition to flying doctors, missionaries, nationals and supplies, Danny spent a lot of time training new MAF pilots to fly in this mountainous terrain, since becoming Chief Pilot in 2009. Danny and Evi also spent time together visiting with the kids in the pediatric section of the local hospital, which they both found quite rewarding.
Danny and Leslie loved raising their children (Evelyn, Caleb & Jackson) in Lesotho, but education became more of a challenge as Evi entered middle school. In 2017 the Hulls prayerfully decided that it was time to transition out of Lesotho. In June of that year, they said goodbye to their life in Lesotho and returned to the U.S. in order to begin a new season of ministry with MAF. Danny now uses his years of field experience serving as an instructor pilot to evaluate and train new pilots coming into the organization.
Leslie was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN. When she was younger, a local church sent a bus out into her neighborhood to take people to church. She and her sister began going on a regular basis. Even though her parents had always taught her about Jesus, she realized for the first time that she needed Him to be her Savior. She accepted Christ at the age of 9. Leslie became aware of missions while attending Milligan College in Elizabethton. She had no clear vision until she met Danny and saw his excitement for missionary aviation. She knew this was what God wanted for her, too. At Milligan College Leslie earned her B.A. in English, with a minor in Bible. She also received her teaching certificate and taught high school English.
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 Danny and Leslie’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.