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Joel & Abrielle


We are a missionary aviation mechanic and a nurse working together to serve our Savior wherever He leads us. We are currently living in North Carolina serving at the headquarters of Missionary Air Group and getting medical treatment for Abrielle's blood cancer diagnosis. Scroll down to learn more.

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Joel & Abrielle


We are a missionary aviation mechanic and a nurse working together to serve our Savior wherever He leads us. We are currently living in North Carolina serving at the headquarters of Missionary Air Group and getting medical treatment for Abrielle's blood cancer diagnosis. Scroll down to learn more.

The Braxton Family

We are a simple couple committed to serving our one God: Father YHWH, Son Yeshua (Jesus), and Set-apart Spirit, and we want to share how the Lord Adonai directs our paths and reveals himself to us through real life. Please join our journey and share your stories with us and others. 

Now and Later

After Abrielle's recent diagnosis of Leukemia/Lymphoma, we have moved to Dallas, TX for treatment and to be near Abrielle's side of the family during our final preparations. Joel is supporting Abrielle through this treatment process and developing a ministry partnership strategy. At MAG - USA, Joel will help with setting up the new hangar, getting ready for the flight training program, and making sure all aircraft are in top shape and meet all FAA requirements for N-registered planes. Abrielle will focus on speedy recovery, maintaining hands-on skills in nursing, and helping MAG any way she can. Together we will serve the local church, the MAG family, and the surrounding communities. We will also strive to care for our partners through prayer and encouragement while they are making sacrifices to support this mission for God's flock to reach "the least of these."

History

Joel accepted Christ as his personal Savior and Lord at a young age, but he fully submitted to the LORD and to service after spending 6 months in Liberia and Ghana with Mercy Ships' Discipleship Training School. Once home, the Lord lead him to Moody Aviation where he spent 5 years training and working in Spokane, WA becoming a Certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic and earning his B.S. in Missionary Aviation Technology - Maintenance Emphasis. Abrielle followed the Lord step-by-step from Bible school at Moody to nursing school and eventually received her B.S. in Nursing from Whitworth University and Washington State University. In Spokane, we were active members of First Free Methodist Church and volunteered with Youth for Christ (YFC) for 4 years. After college, the two moved to Ohio where Joel served Missionary Maintenance Services (MMS) for 2 years, and Abrielle worked as Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse on medical-surgical unit to gain experience and pay off student loans. Now, we have joined Missionary Air Group (MAG). 

 

 

Missionary Air Group


Missionary Air Group


MAG is…

a Christian relief organization utilizing aircraft to deliver medical care and to support humanitarian, relief, and ministry operations in poor and remote areas. We target areas having limited or no access to healthcare, providing assistance without regard for race or religion.

MAG is…

helping those in need through field programs and partnerships. MAG expands the reach and multiplies the effectiveness of doctors and hospitals delivering healthcare in remote rural areas. We bring healthcare access to some the neediest and most isolated people groups in Central America.

MAG is…

the trademarked business name of Harvester’s International Mission, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) charity founded in 1984, whose aircraft, pilots, volunteers, and donors are often the difference between life and death for the people we serve.

MAG is…

delivering
Help and Hope
by Air

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Aviation Maintenance


Aviation can reach people in remote villages with the knowledge of God’s presence, power, and authority.

Aviation Maintenance


Aviation can reach people in remote villages with the knowledge of God’s presence, power, and authority.

When seeking a career where I could serve God with my skills and be a blessing to others, He quickly introduced me to missionary aviation, utilizing airplanes as a tool to spread the Gospel. That means flying pastors, missionaries, Bibles, and more providing safe and efficient travel. What really got me excited was the impact of aviation in medical missions. Airplanes provide a pivotal role in remote areas of the world where there is little or no access to medical care or supplies. 

In medical emergencies, where minutes can mean the difference between life or death, a thirty minute flight is a huge blessing compared with a six hour drive through rutted out dirt ‘roads’. After caring for an individuals physical needs there is a credible opportunity to share the transforming power and love of Christ.

As an aircraft mechanic I get to glorify God and serve His children.

 

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Nursing


Nurses can point to the Healer who saves.

Nursing


Nurses can point to the Healer who saves.

Medical Air Transport…

means providing air transportation for sick or injured patients and their family members enabling them to get out of a remote village and get to a missionary hospital or clinic to receive care. The pilot provides no medical care or assessment. Care begins upon arrival at the hospital. Transporting family members is particularly important as they are typically responsible for providing all the “nursing” care and food the patient will require during the hospital stay.

Flying Doctor Service /
Mobile Clinics…

means flying doctors and medical teams to remote villages, enabling them to conduct needed preventative care and specialty clinics. This is the only access most indigenous people will have to the prenatal, pediatric, dental, or vision care taken for granted in developed countries like the United States.