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.
Rolland and Jessica Trempert are staff missionaries with MAF in Nampula, Mozambique. Along with their children, Heidi, Craig, Amanda, and Joshua, they served in Colombia and Venezuela for eleven years as a pilot/mechanic family and in program management.
In 1993 Rolland accepted a position in the safety department at MAF headquarters. As the manager of safety, he traveled all over the MAF world doing proficiency checks and safety surveys. In 2001 he assumed management of the Aviation Services Department in preparing aircraft for the field, maintaining training aircraft, distributing technical information, and shipping and receiving aircraft parts. In 2008 he returned to the Safety Department as a manager. What a joy to see the impact of several initiatives that helped to reduce the accident rate by more than 50%! In 2014 Rolland transitioned into the role of Director of the Safety/Quality Division, which cares for the improvement and safety of the service MAF provides to so many around the world.
Rolland and Jessica spent the summer of 2012 in Lesotho as an operational pilot/mechanic. Those twelve weeks reenergized their understanding of field operations. In the spring of 2019, they started another short-term overseas assignment, this time in Mozambique, that was repeated several times over the next two years.
Since 2021, Rolland has served as the Country Director in Mozambique. In Mozambique MAF functions as Ambassador Aviation Lda with two aircraft and a team of five expatriate families and eight full-time Mozambicans, plus many guards and other helpers. While serving isolated places with the aircraft, providing logistical support for missionaries, medical programs, and emergency medical services, they also serve other like-minded partners by providing aircraft maintenance services.
Jessica serves as an MAF travel coordinator. Being very detail-oriented, she makes sure each traveling MAF person has the tickets, ground transportation, and visas necessary to get to and from the field. She handles the limited resources MAF has for travel expenses with utmost care.
Rolland and Jessica desire to bring God the glory each and every day. This may be through their interactions with others locally or around the world through phone or e-mail communications. They view every part of their lives as giving them the ability to worship God at that particular moment.
Romans 12:1-2 from The Message best describes their outlook: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life . . . and place it before God as an offering . . . fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.”
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 Rolland and Jessica’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.