Ryan & Siobhain COLE

Ryan and Siobhain

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
– Psalm 139:9-10

Ryan grew up in Alberta in a strong Christian family. Ryan attended Prairie Bible College where he earned his pilot’s license. In 2008, following God’s leading, Ryan joined MAF and served with Flying Mission Services in Botswana, flying medevacs, until 2011. After returning to Canada, Ryan spent 2 years flying in northern Alberta.

In 2013, God reaffirmed Ryan’s calling to serve with MAF and in 2016, Ryan transitioned to Papua New Guinea. As an MAF pilot, Ryan serves isolated communities in PNG by providing access to essential services that greatly impact the physical and spiritual wellbeing of the people living in these areas.

Siobhain grew up in military communities in England and Germany. After university, she followed in the footsteps of her parents and grandfather by joining the Royal Air Force (RAF). She worked in logistics and airport management in London, Scotland, and the Falkland Islands.

After leaving the RAF in 2013, God led her to MAF. She has been in Papua New Guinea since 2014, using her skills and experience in various strategic roles within the Operations Department.

Ryan and Siobhain met in PNG. After an eight-month courtship, Ryan proposed whilst all of their parents were visiting them in PNG, and they were married in England in July 2017. They have lived and served in the remote fly-in community of Telefomin since early 2018.

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