MAF Receives 2008 'Passion Award'


OVERLAND, Kan. (ANS) — Mission Aviation Fellowship has received that 2008 "Passion Award" by the Servant Christian Community Foundation for its outstanding commitment to furthering the gospel.

The prestigious award was presented Nov. 3 to MAF during the Thurman Mitchell Servant Leadership Celebration, which was held at the Overland Park Convention Center

"We are elated to receive this remarkable award," said Ghislaine Benney, director of development for MAF. "SCCF is committed to helping people give creatively and efficiently. We are thankful for the services they provide, not only for ministries like ours, but to ministries all over the world."

The annual event is named for the beloved Kansas City leader and public figure, Thurman Mitchell, who served as a popular television news reporter for KCTV for two decades. In 1998, he became a full-time pastor and founder of Urban Youth Leadership.

SCCF received 110 proposals from a variety of local and national ministries.

"The real standout about MAF is its commitment to the Gospel -- to do whatever it takes -- and the resource it is to other ministries," said Connie Hougland, SCCF vice president. "It's not just about them. It's about how they partner with other ministries and help and empower others." responsible."

MAF pilots transport missionaries, medical personnel, medicines and relief supplies, as well as conduct thousands of emergency medical evacuations. MAF also provides telecommunications services, such as satellite Internet access, high-frequency radios, electronic mail and other wireless systems.