Missions Hit Hard by Soaring Gas Prices

Panic over pump prices is hitting many missions ministries hard—especially airborne ones.

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), a nonprofit ministry that transports missionaries into remote areas of the world, recently had to cut its operating costs by 10 percent and is still looking for other ways to manage the current $13-per-gallon price tag for aviation gas.

International relief agency Food for the Hungry also has had to trim both costs and the amount of food provided as higher gas prices cause food costs to swell.

“The bottom line is all mission organizations need to raise more money to help fund their ministries,” says MAF vice president of resources David Fyock. “Many believe high fuel costs are here to stay.”

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