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.
As a Pilot/IT Specialist in Brazil, Jacob uses his skills and abilities to bring hope, help, and healing to isolated people groups. Audrey homeschools their three kids and seeks opportunities to serve and encourage families in the community where they live.
The Millers were originally assigned to Mozambique soon after they joined MAF in 2018. But due to the pandemic and the inability to obtain a visa for Mozambique, the Lord lead them in a different direction. In August 2021, they accepted a position with MAF’s affiliate program Asas de Socorro in Brazil.
Jacob was born in a Christian home in California and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at 13. His passion for airplanes began at an early age, watching military aircraft land at Moffett Field Naval Air Station. His desire to serve the Lord through aviation was kindled after hearing an MAF missionary speak at his church. He was further inspired by the book Jungle Pilot, which is about the life of Nate Saint.
After receiving his B.A. in business at Bethany Bible College, Jacob’s varied interests stalled his pursuit of flying and led him into a career in IT. Over time, Jacob earned his Private and Commercial Pilot certificates and worked as a flight instructor. In the process of getting his certifications, God reminded Jacob of his calling to serve as a missionary pilot.
Audrey was also raised in California and became a Christian in her junior year of high school. After accepting Christ, she inherited a loving Christian family who nurtured her and helped her grasp the grace and character of God.
Audrey graduated with a B.A. in music from San Jose State University. Her education intertwined her love of music with her love for languages and opened opportunities to explore music of many cultures of the world. She developed an interest in missions during a short-term mission trip to Germany. She loves to worship God with the gift of music unique to each culture.
The Lord brought Jacob and Audrey together at a Christian concert. They were married two years later and are blessed with three children: Hazel, Charlotte, and Nelson.
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 Jacob and Audrey’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
MAF-US Affiliate: Asas de Socorro
Population: 202.7 million
Official Language: Portuguese
Currency: Real (BRL)