The hallmark of MFI from the beginning has been to "Stand in the Gap" (Ezekiel 22:30) wherever possible. Services are continually evaluated and added as the needs of affiliated missions continue to change.
Missionaries and Supplies
MFI carries affiliated mission personnel to and from the countries of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. This would include affiliated missionary families, medical teams, and work teams that need to be transported directly to some remote airstrips. The size of the aircraft also allow affiliated mission personnel to accompany their belongings, which eases its clearance through customs once it arrives. Some of these belongings could be pets, building materials, furniture, or tools.
Mission supplies and letters are received daily at the MFI hangar, and are organized according to mission and destination. The flights expedite affiliated mission items to the field shortly after they are received. MFI provides the special handling and care that vital supplies and equipment require to ensure safe arrival on the field.
If you are sending letters or packages to Missionary Flights or to one of the affiliated missionaries, please use the physical address below. Letters and packages sent to MFI for non-affiliated individuals will be returned to the sender. Due to high duty, please confirm with the receiving mission before sending supplies through MFI. Please be sure to include the recipient's name, Unit #, and Mission ID. If you have any questions about Unit #s or IDs, please email or call at (772) 462-2395.
Package and Letter Service
The mailroom handles letters and packages daily for over 700 affiliated missionaries and their missions. The letters are sorted, bundled, put in the various mission bags, and loaded aboard each MFI flight. Affiliated missions also send back their U.S. stamped outgoing letters and other packages to be mailed or shipped upon arrival in the U.S.
For those of us in the United States, if our car breaks down, while an inconvenience, we can arrange for it to be fixed or go to the car parts store and easily get the parts. For the missionary in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, a broken down car is an extreme hardship. Parts are rare, and if available, extremely expensive.
MFI provides a vital service by acting as a purchasing agent for the affiliated missionaries, not just for car parts, but for any items they might need. This process allows the affiliated missionaries to only contact MFI with the request. MFI then locates the item, purchases, packages, and then transports the item on the next available flight. Because MFI does this on a large scale, a better price than the individual missionaries can get can often be found, thus saving them money! This service eases the stress on affiliated missionaries who, before this process was available, were responsible for procuring the items themselves.