Tim and Laura both grew up cross-culturally, Tim in Latin America and Laura in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Their lives first intersected when they attended Prairie High School in Three Hills, Alberta. Years later, Tim felt a clear call to mission aviation and decided to attend Prairie School of Mission Aviation to earn his commercial pilot license. During this time, Tim and Laura – now a teacher – got back in contact and were married in December 2009.
Tim and Laura knew from early in their relationship that finding a way to become active in God’s Kingdom in a global sense was important to both of them, and since the beginning of their marriage have been working towards fulfilling this mandate. Before joining MAF, they had been living and working in northern Alberta, where Tim was flying for an air operator offering medivac and charter work.
The Neufelds have being serving with MAF in Papua New Guinea since October 2017, along with their two children: Hannah (2013) and Ethan (2017).
Tim has been flying the GA8 Airvan serving isolated communities in PNG, and he will be converting to the Cessna Caravan in 2019 as MAF PNG streamlines their fleet.