Chuck and Susan Weatherstone have served with Mission Aviation Fellowship for over thirty years, including 19 years in Africa and another 9 years in Latin America. Throughout their time overseas, Chuck worked as both a pilot and a mechanic, helping to meet transportation needs in very isolated areas. Susan volunteered in various capacities, most recently as a secondary English teacher for missionary kids. In June of 2016, they departed Oaxaca, Mexico, to join the MAF Mobilization Department in the U.S.
Currently the Weatherstones live in South Carolina, where they serve as the MAF mobilizers for the U.S. southeast region, which consists of the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Chuck represents MAF at colleges (both secular and Christian), churches, missions conferences and airshows to identify the men and women God is calling to serve with MAF.
Chuck was born in San Diego, California. His mother taught him Bible verses which explained how to become a Christian. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at age four. After high school Chuck spent a year in Mexico with missionaries and during that time recommitted his life to Christ. He attended Biola University for one year, and then transferred to Orange Coast College for a two year A&P mechanics course. He went on to attend Christian Heritage College, graduating with a BA in missionary aviation.
Susan was born and grew up in North Carolina. She committed her life to the Lord at age 15, when a Sunday school teacher helped her understand her need for a personal relationship with Christ. Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BA in English and went on to earn her Masters in Linguistics from the University of Texas.
Susan joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and was assisting in an introductory linguistics course in 1981 when she met Chuck, who was one of her students. After she served one term with Wycliffe in Papua New Guinea, she and Chuck were married in 1987. The Weatherstones have three grown children: Esther, Rebecca, and Joshua. Throughout their married life, they have claimed Joshua 24:15b as their guiding verse: “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
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 Chuck and Susan’s 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.