Rob and Karina
Faith, Wesley, Calvin, and Joyanne
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
– Philippians 1:6 (ESV)
Support the work that Rob and Karina Barber are involved in with MAF.
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Both Rob and Karina were raised in Christian homes in Maple Ridge and Nanaimo, BC respectively. At a fairly young age, Rob knew that he wanted to work in mechanics and Karina was certain she wanted to dedicate her time to making a home for her future children and husband.
In 2004 Rob and Karina were married, and missions wasn’t in their scope of plans at all. Rob was happy working at the local airport, and they were both excited to start a family life together.
However, in 2009 they both felt that God was prompting them towards a change, but they were not sure what that change would be.
A longstanding love for aviation and interest in mechanics, as well as realizing that these gifts could be used for God’s kingdom in ministry excited both of them. Before too long, they found themselves on a journey preparing to move their young family, Faith (2006), Wesley (2008), Joyanne (2009) and Calvin (2011) overseas to Madagascar with MAF.
Since 2012, Rob has been serving as the Chief Engineer in Madagascar managing the maintenance shop and keeping aircraft flight-ready, while at home Karina works home-schooling their children and running the house.
We invite you to pray for the Barber family as they prepare to return to serve another term with MAF in Madagascar.