Neil and Meredi Bittle are Bible college graduates. Neil trained in aviation in Calgary while Meredi graduated as a registered nurse. They were married September 23, 1966 and are blessed with 4 married children and 15 grandchildren.
After acceptance by MAF in 1968 they served first in Suriname and then in Brazil. In 1980, back in Canada on loan from MAF to the Shantymens Christian Association, Neil served as Coordinator for Western Ministries and oversaw the SCA aviation outreach.
In 1989 they returned to Brazil to help develop the MAF Brazil medical, dental, evangelism (AMDE) outreach to isolated communities. Later, on the reopening of the MAF Brazil aviation school, they assisted in development, candidate evaluation and training. Neil instructed in aircraft maintenance and with the students maintained the school aircraft. Meredi assisted the AMDE outreach, was bookkeeper for some MAF accounts and mentored several young people.
In 2007 they returned to Canada to represent MAF and assist national missionaries. Currently they encourage young people preparing for missions, and pray for and build into the lives of many missionary colleagues. They are a pivotal part of the MAF Alumni program and continue to bless MAF with their passion for missions and outreach.