Warren and Julie Veal, with their children, Riley, Julianne, Elyssa, Shelby, and Quinton, are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship serving at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho.
Warren works in the Quality Department leading MAF’s Quality Management System. He measures MAF’s aviation operations for compliance with MAF standards and government regulations. His goal is to identify how MAF can improve our aviation ministry so that even more people may be physically and spiritually transformed. Julie keeps the home running well and volunteers in various children’s ministries like Good News Clubs and childcare for ladies’ Bible studies.
Warren was born in Denver, Colorado, moving several times with his family as he grew up. His parents nurtured his Christian faith. At the tender age of four, Warren asked Christ to be his Savior. Warren became aware of missions early in life through his mom and dad who had been missionaries themselves. Following high school graduation, Warren attended Wheaton College and then Moody Bible Institute where he earned a B.S. degree in missionary aviation technology. He holds licenses as an airframe and powerplant mechanic with an inspection authorization and as a commercial pilot with a certified flight instructor rating.
Julie was born and raised in Brazil. Her parents, missionaries to a tribal village, shared with her the truth of Christ’s love, and Julie received Jesus Christ as her Savior at age four. During high school, Julie experienced some doubts about her salvation and, through God’s prompting, reaffirmed her trust in Christ.
Julie attended the New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin. While there she realized God was calling her to missions. She then enrolled at Wheaton College where she met Warren. They were both Bible study leaders with the Navigators on campus. Julie graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. degree in elementary education. They married on July 1, 1992.
When Julie is feeling inadequate to the tasks before her, Galatians 2:20 reminds her that it is, “Not I, but Christ.” “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
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 the Veals’ ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.