Will and Julie White have served with Mission Aviation Fellowship since 1996. Will used his pilot/mechanic skills to be the hands and feet of Jesus by providing transportation, supplies, housing, encouragement, and support for missionaries and national church workers in Suriname, South America, and Haiti. Will’s responsibilities extended beyond the traditional pilot/mechanic role. He served as the Haiti program flight scheduler, disaster relief coordinator and Chief Pilot.
Julie’s ministry has revolved around keeping the family grounded as she cares for Will and their two children. In Haiti, she enjoyed extending hospitality to guests and helping them find their way around Port-au-Prince. She was very involved in the kids’ school, serving on the parent committee, helping in the classrooms, and substitute teaching for several grades. Julie relies on Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She shares, “Often I find myself feeling as if I can’t do anything more and it is the strength, love, and joy of my Savior that spurs me on.”
Currently, Will and Julie, along with their two children (William and Abby), are serving at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. After spending three years working in the MAF maintenance hangar readying aircraft for service around the world, Will moved into the Mobilization department. He is the recruiter for the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Will has also been asked to take short trips to help other programs with flying and doing flight checks with new pilots and represent MAF at various airshows and events around the US.
Julie is working in the MAF Volunteer Ministry. Her responsibility is to manage the volunteer department by interviewing, screening and assigning people who desire to use their gifts and talents to serve the Lord within MAF. She coordinates with MAF-US departments requesting volunteer projects and schedules the volunteers to help with the needs.
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 Whites’ 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.