Our friends Timo and Laura are preparing to go to the Congo as missionaries with Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Laura is a pilot who will be flying relief and supplies to the desperately poor and needy in remote parts of Central Africa. Timo has an MBA and an M. Div. and will be working in Lubumbashi helping the least of these. They have two special needs children they adopted from Brazil who will be going with them.
They could both have safe, high-paying jobs in the States. Instead they are going to live in one of the most dangerous and impoverished places on earth, honoring a call to serve the poor.
Our friends have had to travel all over the country asking churches for support and the process has been disheartening. Their story and the need they are going to serve is so compelling that fundraising should be no problem. After all, it’s hard to imagine a better way to spend our excess. Yet raising the necessary funds has been very difficult.
Timo and Laura are making a commitment and sacrifices that few of us would be willing to make. Because of them, the world will be a better place.
I know that there are many great ways to help the needy and I know that resources are limited. But if any of y’all feel led to help out this amazing family as they step out to help our brothers and sisters in the Congo, here is a link to their page at MAF: https://maf.org/harkonen
What if lots of people decided to get by with one less Christmas gift this year, and instead use the money that would have been spent to help this young family be a part of changing the world?
Sometimes it doesn’t seem like it’s true, but in the end love really does win.