“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Isaac and Amber Rogers, along with their sons Cayden and Tyus, are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship serving at MAF’s headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. The Rogers family served for 14 years at four different bases in Papua and Kalimantan, Indonesia. Isaac was a pilot and aircraft mechanic, and he loved serving isolated people with the airplane. Amber homeschooled their boys for seven years and, during their last three years in Indonesia, was the school administrator and teacher for multiple grades at the MAF school in Tarakan.
In June 2020, the Rogers departed Indonesia and returned to the U.S., moving to Nampa, Idaho. Isaac and Amber now serve on the Member Care team at headquarters. Isaac is the lead of Forge Harbour, the group for MAF missionary kids in 6th grade and up. He is excited to support and encourage MAF teens as they grow up cross culturally overseas, make the transition back to their passport country, or already live in the Nampa area. He also desires to be a support and resource to parents as their kids traverse the complex teen years.
Amber serves as an Education Consultant for MAF families preparing to serve overseas or already on the field. She supports the many families who homeschool overseas by helping parents to develop educational plans and order curriculum. She also acts as an encouragement and resource for parents in the various educational environments that families find themselves in (international school, co-op, local national school, etc.) as well as supports MAF teachers and schools.
Isaac and Amber are very thankful to the Lord, who spent many years preparing them for these unique roles of serving the global MAF staff!
Isaac was raised in Portland, OR, in a Christian home and gave his life to Christ after his sophomore year. After high school, he earned his associates degree in building construction technology. In 2001, while attending Portland Community College to earn his airframe and powerplant license, he discovered mission aviation and MAF. Isaac already had his private pilot’s license and a heart for missions, and the family quickly realized that God was leading them to serve overseas. Isaac has also earned his instrument and commercial pilot’s license in order to serve as a pilot/mechanic overseas. From the high mountains of Papua to the rivers of Central Kalimantan, Isaac flew over 6,000 flights in Indonesia.
Amber also grew up in the Portland area. At age five, she began attending church with her mother and younger sister. Through the godly influence of her Sunday School teachers and her mother, she gave her life to the Lord and was baptized at age eight. Amber has had a heart for serving the Lord since she was young. Isaac and Amber met in junior high and, after three years of dating, were married in 1996. In 1999, Amber graduated from Cascade College in Portland, earning her B.S. in liberal studies and teaching credentials. She taught for over five years at Portland public schools before joining MAF.
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 the Rogers family’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.
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.