Brent was born in Suriname, South America and lived there for 13 years while his parents were missionaries there. He accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age.
Having flown with MAF as a child in Suriname, he felt called to become a missionary pilot. Brent has been serving with MAF for 8 years, providing flights with MAF’s Cessna Caravan C-GWOH (Wings of Hope) offering safe and efficient travel for church and humanitarian workers involved in helping a generation of Angolans recover from civil war that lasted from 1975-2002. He also uses his mechanical aptitudes in Angola. He helped make a clean water system for the Mukwando people, oversees building of new projects, and takes care of technical equipment when other ministries have problems.
Helena, a third generation missionary kid, was born in Angola and lived there for 18 years while her parents served as missionaries there. She accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age. Many people came in and out of her life which brought her to a better relationship with God and knowing Christ would always be there and that He was her best friend! She returned to the USA where she attended and graduated from University of North Carolina as a teacher.
From a very young age she has felt called to missions, especially to work in a Christian international school as a teacher. She returned to Angola in 2010 and restarted the international school in Lubango, where she attended as a child, and she also now teaches there. Brent and Helena are parents to daughters Siena, and Emalyn.
Please prayerfully consider partnering with Brent and Helena as they serve the Lord with MAF in Angola.