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Oct 2018   AJ      

A.J. Hollaway moved from Washington state to pursue missions and aviation at SOAR in January 2018. A.J. met his wife Stephanie while serving at a local ministry in Bolivar and they were married during the pandemic of 2020. While A.J. has been training at SOAR, he has received his A&P, Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating and his Commercial Pilot certificate. Stephanie is an elementary teacher teaching 2nd grade. Pray for direction for the Hollaways as they consider mission organizations with which to serve.

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Phillip and Brooke      

Initially fearful of flying, at first take off a 12-year-old Phillip found he had a love for flying. Phillip grew up flying at the Bolivar airport and had the opportunity to watch and participate in supporting the growth of SOAR from the beginning. His desire to combine his passion for discipleship and aviation grew after he was encouraged to become a missionary pilot by his now wife, Brooke. In the Lord’s timing, Phillip decided to pursue missionary aviation which led him to SOAR. He joined SOAR in 2019 having already completed his Private Pilot License and began training as an A&P apprentice. Phillip completed his Instrument rating in March of 2021 and is working towards his Commercial Pilot certificate. Brooke is an elementary school art teacher. They view their lives as always being on mission and both follow their calling to make disciples by leading in youth ministry organizations.

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Josh       Josh grew up in Paris, Tennessee, the youngest of seven children. After he graduated high school, he attended a tech center to become a small engine mechanic. After working a couple of years as a mechanic, Josh attended Ethnos360 Bible Institute in Jackson, Michigan. His eyes were opened to the great need for more missionaries among unreached people groups during his time at Ethnos360. When Josh learned that aviation mechanics play a direct role in helping missionaries reach unreached people groups with the Gospel, he began to pursue Missionary Aviation and was led to SOAR. Josh moved to Bolivar, Missouri the first of February 2021 to work on his A&P apprenticeship and plans to serve as a maintenance specialist.
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Josh      

Madeline joined SOAR in August of 2021 to train as an A&P apprentice and work as a flight instructor. Raised in Indiana, she developed an interest in aviation. With the intent of pursuing flight training after, Madeline attended a year of Bible training at Emmaus Bible College. While there, God opened her eyes to the great need for pilots in missionary aviation. She went on to earn her pilot’s licenses and become a Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII) at Indiana State University.

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