Darryl and Debbie Cedergren

Since joining MAF in January 1993, these verses express the deepest desires of Darryl and Debbie Cedergren. Whether modeling to their children, Brad, Becca, Ryan, and Rachel, or in their personal ministries, they each strive to “walk humbly” with God. For eight years, as a pilot/mechanic family in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, they desired to be a witness to those without Christ. Darryl relates, “The flying was intense, but what really thrilled me was being part of a larger team to bring Christ to people. There are isolated folks hearing about and experiencing the love of God for the first time because of our ministry there. That is truly an awesome privilege and responsibility.”

The Cedergrens now live in Nampa, ID, where Darryl serves at MAF’s headquarters in the Ministry Partnership Department. His work entails assisting career staff with raising the necessary funding before going to the field. “Since joining the MP team in 2004,” Darryl writes, “I have helped MAF staff who are now serving in Lesotho, Haiti, Indonesia, Central Asia, Africa, and in other parts of the world. That’s exciting!”

Darryl was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and came to know Jesus as his Savior in his senior year of high school. He spent six years in the Navy (submarine service), and in 1992 graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Mission Aviation.

Debbie, also a native of Illinois (southern suburbs of Chicago), accepted Jesus as her Savior in elementary school. She met Darryl while attending Moody. They were married two years later. Debbie holds a degree in Christian Education and is a certified Education Therapist with the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). She works as a therapist for children with learning development needs, as well as homeschools their own children.

To fund the worldwide ministry of MAF, God is faithful in providing generous ministry support from His people. He has called the men and women of MAF to serve Him in a unique way. He is also calling people like you to play a special role in the ministry of MAF around the world.

We invite you to become a ministry partner in this strategic ministry. Please prayerfully consider involvement with Darryl and Debbie through prayer and/or financial support

Country of Service


USA, Technical Field Support

The U.S. offices of MAF serve as a hub for MAF services worldwide. A day in the life here includes specialized flight training, staff mobilization and counseling, purchasing and shipping of aircraft parts, finance and accounting, administration of an Internet gateway for worldwide email, fund raising, printing and mailing of various materials, and many, many more activities. Some staff serve around the country; training future pilots and mobilizing potential candidates to serve with MAF.



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