Andrew and Angie Sutton are eager to start this journey in serving the Lord with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Andrew looks forward to using his passion for aviation and technology to further advance the gospel by flying missionaries, delivering needed supplies to isolated people, providing life-saving medical flights, and serving where needed. Living overseas for the past nine years has given Andrew lots of experience with solar, well pumps, batteries, inverters, generators and lots of miscellaneous system maintenance. Angie will focus on homeschooling their four girls, Faith, Glory, Lily and Rose. She also hopes to plug into a worship ministry at a local church.
Andrew was born in Richmond, Virginia, but moved around with his dad’s work. His high school years were in Columbia, South Carolina. When Andrew was 8 years old, his grandfather passed away, which sparked some questions. God used a Sunday school teacher to share with Him the goodness of the gospel. But his passion and heart for the Lord rekindled in college. That is when God got a hold of his heart and showed him how He could use aviation to further advance the gospel.
In 2005, Andrew was pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice from Midlands Technical College, when the Lord changed his path and he began studying Bible from Columbia International University. After graduating, he worked as a service specialist at Bell Aviation. After marrying Angie, they both felt God leading them overseas. After making three trips within four months (India, Haiti & Alaska), they began to sense the Lord leading them to work with the Hands and Feet Project in Haiti. Andrew has served as a Maintenance and Facilities Manager at their Children’s Village for the past nine years. In following the Lord to Haiti, aviation wasn’t a part of that ministry, but they trusted that God’s timing. They had known about MAF, serving in Haiti and even using their services, but it wasn’t until after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 that Andrew read an email from MAF asking for help to get supplies to the most devastated part of the island. He reached out to the Haiti team and began his journey with MAF. He has volunteered part-time with MAF the past 3 1/2 years.
Angie was raised near Syracuse, New York. Her parents were very involved at their church but she realized her own need for a Savior when she was 8. Throughout high school she had been on several mission trips that only kindled the fire in her heart for the nations. Angie graduated in 2009 with a degree in nursing and Bible from Midlands Technical College and Columbia International University. She then worked as an RN in Lexington, SC. A few months after Andrew and Angie were married, they began pursuing where the Lord was leading them to serve overseas. They felt led to serve with the Hands and Feet Project in Grand Goave, Haiti. They served as Site Directors there for nine years, overseeing 33 precious children and young adults, in addition to their four biological girls.
Andrew and Angie met at their college ministry in West Columbia, SC. Angie led the worship team while Andrew ran sound, but it wasn’t until after he got back from a summer ministry in Alaska that they began dating and sharing their passion for missions. They were married in 2009, seeking to “magnify the Lord together and exalt His name together.”
The Suttons are excited to head back to Haiti, a country they have grown to love. They’re in awe of how God, in His faithfulness, has woven Andrew’s love for aviation back into their story.
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