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.
This is the Kramer family — Aaron and Sarah along with their girls Eliana and Eden. Until the spring of 2018, the Kramer family lived and served on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. During their years spent overseas, the Lord really began to develop a deep hunger in Aaron and Sarah for healthy followers of Jesus who are about being disciple makers. Now they find themselves in a season of life and ministry that seeks to equip and empower the next generation for relentless and resilient pursuit of Christ among the nations.
Aaron was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. God got a hold of him at the age of six, and through the care and influence of others, taught him that life is all about Jesus. When Aaron’s best friend died in 2004, he earnestly began to seek the will of God for his life and the Spirit started directing him towards missions. Feeling led to missions overseas, Sarah shared the same call. The Lord really directed their steps as they discovered that aviation and missions work together in MAF.
At Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington, Aaron earned his associates degree, completed the Commercial Pilot program, and later became a flight instructor. As God directed their steps toward MAF, he also completed the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program while receiving Bible training from Moody online.
Sarah was born in Bellevue, Washington, but spent much of her early life moving. In junior high, her family moved to Moses Lake, Washington, where she and Aaron met in 2005. She trusted Jesus as her Savior at an early age but really grew in her faith during her college years. Sarah also attended Big Bend Community College and earned her associates degree. In 2006, after marrying Aaron, she finished a B.S. in business administration from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.
Aaron and Sarah’s first daughter, Eliana, was born in 2010. The Kramer family joined MAF in January 2012, and their second daughter, Eden, was born later that year. While working in the mobilization department, it’s their joy to be doing life mainly with students at the Moody Bible Aviation Program in Spokane, Washington. Moody is an incredibly rich environment for students who come from all over the world to receive training in aviation and missions. Aaron and Sarah have an amazing opportunity to invest in seeing more mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy people sent overseas for the cause of Christ. They enjoy opening their home to these students and others. Aaron also works to coordinate overseas internships and vision trips.
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 Kramers’ 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.