Justin and Amanda Honaker, and their son Josiah, are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship. They have served together in Lesotho as a pilot/mechanic family since 2008. Justin has known of missions and heard missionary stories with great intrigue from a very young age. In 2002, he experienced missions first hand as an ESL teacher in Costa Rica. When he heard of missionary aviation in his early 20s, it seemed the perfect combination of his love for aviation and a heart ready to serve. He was drawn to MAF because of their commitment to serve various denominations and humanitarian organizations worldwide.
Growing up in an MAF family, Amanda has always been around mission work. She has had opportunities to participate in short-term mission trips to Mexico and Hong Kong.
Justin and Amanda met at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, when Justin was in flight training and Amanda was working in the mailroom. After several months of friendship, they dated remotely when Justin left for his assignment in Lesotho, Africa. They were married on May 24, 2008. Amanda has enjoyed being available to help other missionaries in various ways. She also loves being a homemaker and extending hospitality towards others. Justin and Amanda welcomed their son, Josiah, in October 2012.
In their last term of service, Justin especially enjoyed meeting the emergency medical needs of the people. He says, "It is especially rewarding when I get to fly patients home after they recover. I have also been blessed by the friendships made with the clinic staff." John 10:10 serves as a reminder to him that no matter how dark this world may seem there is a promise for better in this life and the next. "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Justin and Amanda’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
- Born in Loma Linda, CA
- B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
- Holds Private and Commercial Licenses and A&P and Flight Instructor Certifications
- Has flown 1,000 consecutive accident-free hours and is an MAF Instructor Pilot
- Born in Monteria, Columbia
- Grew up in Venezuela and California
- B.S. Recreation: Leadership from Greenville College in Illinois