Roland & Sarah VanDerVelde
Sent from: MAF Australia
Serving in: Cairns
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Gifts or Sponsorships over AUD$2 within Australia to fund the public relief work of MAF, raised through MAF Assist Limited (DGR Item 1) ABN 27 654 417 544 are tax deductible.
Gifts and donations to fund the religious work of MAF, raised through MAF Australia ABN 26 134 583 887 are non-tax deductible.
Growing up in the Lockyer Valley near Toowoomba QLD, Roland worked his way from his parent’s fruit shop to a 17 year management career. His heart for people and an interest in aviation meant partnering with MAF was a natural fit for his calling to mission work.
Sarah grew up in rural Victoria whilst also spending 8 years in Papua New Guinea where her family were missionaries. Sarah has worked alongside young people, families, people with disabilities and those from culturally diverse backgrounds to create and deliver a range of services. Roland and Sarah share a passion for the principles of social justice and a heart for disadvantaged peoples and their communities.
Roland and Sarah married in 2006 in Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in 2010. They have been blessed with 3 beautiful children – Marishka 26.2.09, Scarlett 1.9.11 & Rafael 13.1.15.
Their relationship with God and His love has fuelled a desire to bring practical and spiritual care to others.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.Psalm 100:5 (NIV)