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Missionary Aviation Repair Center


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Missionary Aviation Repair Center


Impacting remote Alaska with the hope of Jesus Christ through missionary aviation.

 

Our mission is to expand the reach of the Gospel in Alaska by: flying people and supplies where there are no roads, supporting other missionaries & their aircraft, & training missionary-minded pilots & mechanics.

 
 
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Alaska

A place of amazing beauty—but with incredible spiritual & physical needs.

Most people know Alaska for its idyllic beauty, but few fully appreciate the difficulty of transportation and access.  With more than 230 villages inaccessible except by the sea or air, Alaska has unique ministry concerns, and it’s the remote nature of the people we need to reach that necessitates our aviation ministry. Alaska is also a place of pronounced spiritual and physical needs exaggerated by the isolation and harsh conditions.  MARC is privileged to serve God here!

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What is MARC


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What is MARC


 
 
 
As a pilot and a preacher of the Gospel, I have a special appreciation for our friends and partners at the Missionary Aviation Repair Center. As much as I trust their technical expertise, I value their commitment to evangelism and share their heart for the people of Alaska.
— Franklin Graham, CEO, Samaritan’s Purse
 

Impacting Remote Alaska with the Hope of Jesus Christ through Mission Aviation

 

Across the vast roadless wilderness of Alaska are hundreds of isolated villages where Americans live in third-world conditions.  The rich native culture has been overwhelmed by rampant alcoholism, teen suicide, joblessness, and spiritual darkness.

The inhospitable terrain, depressing isolation, high cost of living, inadequate housing, bitter weather, and winter darkness only serve to compound the rapidly changing cultural standards.

Fostering true change is difficult for many villages due to the lack of connecting roads.  Exposure and access to Christian influence and care is likewise limited—and sadly, women and children are affected the most.

Less than 100 villages have any established evangelical church, pastor, or missionary presence; and many have no followers of Jesus Christ.  When there is a pastor or missionary in the village, they are also isolated and cutoff from the normal spiritual and support networks typically afforded other Christian workers.

Pastors and missionaries in village churches are fighting an uphill battle to share Christ in meaningful ways to an increasingly hard-to-reach population.

Missionary Aviation Repair Center has provided a lifeline of hope to these villages, strengthened the ministry of Christians, and expanded the reach of the Gospel across the Alaskan frontier since 1964.  

Today, MARC has a fleet of airplanes that fly throughout western Alaska and even across the Bering Sea into eastern Russia.  We provide affordable transportation services, training, and quality airplane maintenance for mission organizations through our own internal staff of missionary families who raise their own financial support to serve with MARC.  We’re privileged to serve God here!

In August 1945, Hans Roald Amundsen moved to Alaska to serve as a missionary pastor. He quickly recognized the necessity of aviation for serving rural communities. In 1964 he founded Missionary Aviation Repair Center as a place for pastors and missionaries to have their aircraft maintained by licensed mechanics. Soon MARC expanded beyond maintenance services to include providing cost effective air transport to various ministries serving throughout the Last Frontier.
— Peter Bastke, Executive Director