Warren and Julie Veal, with their children, Shelby and Quinton, are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship serving at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho.
Warren is an Avionics Technician working with the electronics in MAF’s fleet. As new and better equipment is developed, Warren is part of the team which installs the equipment in MAF’s fleet. He is also working on certification to do special avionics inspections. Julie keeps the home running smoothly and volunteers at their local church.
Warren was born in Denver, Colorado, moving several times with his family as he grew up. His parents nurtured his Christian faith. At the tender age of four, Warren asked Christ to be his Savior. Warren became aware of missions early in life through his mom and dad who had been missionaries themselves. Following high school graduation, Warren attended Wheaton College and then Moody Bible Institute where he earned a B.S. degree in missionary aviation technology. He holds licenses as an airframe and powerplant mechanic with an inspection authorization and as a commercial pilot with a certified flight instructor rating. He is working toward becoming a Certified Repairman for avionics.
Warren’s desire is that his work would help MAF more fully realize the exhortation of Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Julie was born and raised in Brazil. Her parents, missionaries to a tribal village, shared with her the truth of Christ’s love, and Julie received Jesus Christ as her Savior at age four. During high school, Julie experienced some doubts about her salvation and, through God’s prompting, reaffirmed her trust in Christ.
Julie attended the New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin. While there she realized God was calling her to missions. She then enrolled at Wheaton College where she met Warren. They were both Bible study leaders with the Navigators on campus. Julie graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. degree in elementary education. They married on July 1, 1992.
When Julie is feeling inadequate to the tasks before her, Galatians 2:20 reminds her that it is, “Not I, but Christ.” “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
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 Veals’ 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.