Thanks to all who came out to the 2016 MISSION AVIATION FAIR.
We had a great time, and lots of connections were made with the Exhibitors.
We had a record number of people, 622, out for the Saturday morning Pancake Breakfast.
We heard interesting speakers.
The Children's Tent was filled with children enjoying various activities.
People enjoyed tasty food items from the Food Hangar.
People enjoyed rides in the MAF Kodiak and the JAARS Helicopter.
We thank the Lord for safety.
On Sunday afternoon rain storms kept some people away,
but programs continued and between the storms flights continued.
We trust that God was honored and people excited about how Technology is used in Missions.
(See photos in Photo Section)
"IT TAKES A TEAM"
WAS THE THEME FOR THE 2016 MISSION AVIATION FAIR
August 20 and 21, 2016
No missionary should have to go it alone. With so many technical resources and quick communication tools available,
many people can participate with their special skills and talents to share in the task.
We showcased how technical skills are used in mission efforts today!
Mission Aviation Promotions was created to enable the continuance of the Smoketown Aviation Fair. (It takes the place of Missions Fest Lancaster for that purpose.)
We are happy to host the Mission Aviation Fair the third weekend of August each year at the Smoketown Airport. This fair showcases the vital technical aspects of missions that make it possible for ministry in the remote areas of the world. Some of the most inaccessible areas depend greatly on aviation support. It takes a team of well-qualified pilots, mechanics, communications and IT staff, medical teams and other infrastructure support to reach and minister to people in those areas. Those who do this vital work are often unnoticed and unappreciated. We aim to promote awareness of unique opportunities to encourage and participate with those special servants of the Lord who minister with their technical abilities.
People find that just coming to the Airport and seeing lots of aircraft is exciting, not to mention that it’s all connected with serving the Lord in missions!
Goals and purposes of Mission Aviation Promotions:
- Demonstrate how Aviation and Technology speed up mission efforts in fulfilling Matthew 28:19
- Encourage people to get involved: pray, give or go
- Give children a positive, fun exposure to Christian faith and missions
- Provide mission aviation agencies exposure to the greater Lancaster community
- Give mission agencies opportunities to recruit interested people
- Encourage local churches to network for the promotion of missions and give them a practical exciting event to aid their missions program
See more details about the Fair in the Aviation Fair Info section.
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Curious about past events, view these reports
Download the 2016 Fair Photo Report, click here.
Download the 2015 Fair Photo Report, click here.
Download the June 2015 Newsletter, click here.
Download the 2014 Fair Photo Report. click here.
Download the Summer 2014 Newsletter. click here.