Will giving beat spending?

USA(MAF) — Today,
non-profits around the U.S. are joining the #GivingTuesday movement and
challenging individuals, families, churches, and businesses to give and
give back.

#GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a more compassionate alternative to the “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”
shopping days. It celebrates and encourages activities that support
nonprofit organizations. The #GivingTuesday Web site touts the day as “a
call to action to celebrate giving and encourage more, better, and
smarter giving during the holiday season. It’s an organizing principle
to encourage the creativity and energy of Americans to work together for
good.”

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has answered this call. The aviation ministry is challenging believers to change a life in a day
by supporting the MAF’s Christian and relief work in isolated parts
of the world. MAF operates a fleet of small aircraft that reach remote
corners of Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America. The organization
transports doctors, missionaries, relief workers, the sick and injured,
and others, helping those who are otherwise cut off from the outside
world.

“MAF’s mission is unique
in the non-profit world,” said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. “MAF
uses aviation and technology to share the Gospel and make life better
for isolated people.”

On #GivingTuesday, MAF hopes to raise $24,000 in 24 hours. That’s enough to fund 20 relief flights. “MAF
airplanes carry food to the hungry and medicine to the sick. We
transport Bibles, vaccines, and water purification systems,” said Boyd.
“We respond to disasters. In fact, we currently have staff doing relief
work in the Philippines.”

To learn more about #GivingTuesday and how a gift to MAF can change a life in a day click here.