The airforce was a vital part of the war effort during The Second World War. Churchill’s quote, ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,’ referred to the fighter pilots who courageously flew bombing missions over Nazi Germany. But there is another reason we should remember the men and women of the air forces from Europe and America… were it not for the experience and knowledge they gained during the conflict we would not have the benefit of Mission Aviation Fellowship today. The Christian men and women of the air forces were the backbone and inspiration for using airplanes in pioneer missionary situations. Today MAF is a vital link for doctors, nurses, the church and missionary volunteers throughout the world. Were it not for their skills and dedication access to hospitals and the wider world would be impossible for many of these men and women working on front line mission. Nate Saint was one of those early MAF flyers who became one of the few who gave up his life for more than just a cause – he gave his life for the Kingdom of God. So in remembrance of the men and women like him who fly today for the cause of Christ I flag up two more Christian Focus books –
Nate Saint: Operation Auca by Nancy Drummond – http://www.christianfocus.com/item/show/1525/-/sr_1
A Week in the Life of MAF by Irene Howat http://www.christianfocus.com/item/show/917/-/sr_1
Lest we forget!