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New Missionaries for Nicaragua Project

We have another exciting and enthusiastic couple to introduce to you–Artur and Margarita Karst. Once they have received their necessary training and raised their funding for deployment, they will be serving as missionaries in Nicaragua. We welcome them both as team members to AWA. Here is their brief story, in their own words:

Karst Family

Karst Family

We were both born in the same town right at the border of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (Central Asia), met each other 2008 in Central America while working as student missionaries in an Adventist orphanage and got married spring 2013 in Germany. Working full time as missionaries has always been our greatest goal. 

Ever since I went to Honduras in 2006, I got very excited for missions. After coming back to Germany, I received training to become a missionary, which also included health evangelism. Soon after, I went to the United States and began my flight training and received my private pilot’s license, instrument rating, and commercial pilot’s license. 
In 2009, I began flying and got the privilege of volunteering on another mission project in Chad. Through the help of another friend, I received a work opportunity as a conservation pilot in an African game park, where I was allowed to get some really good flight experience. After I left Chad, I was able to receive nursing assistance training in Berlin, where Margarita and I started to become more than just friends.
Meanwhile, in 2008, after Margarita finished high school, she went to Honduras. There she fell in love with the culture, language, and the people. Ever since, it became her dream to one day go back into a third world country as a missionary. Coming back to Germany she decided to study in preparation for becoming an elementary school teacher, always keeping the wish in the back of her mind of one day going overseas. 
God allowed our roads to cross twice, once 2008 in Honduras where we became friends, and then in 2011 where we became more than just friends.
We love traveling, flying, discovering other cultures and languages, and making a difference. If that is where He will lead our way, we will be serving him as missionaries with AWA in Nicaragua. 
Early in 2015 we began praying earnestly about mission service. Margarita had finished her studies and we were debt-free. During a skype conversation with Darren Lea, one of my good friends and a current pilot with AWA, he told me about AWA and that he and his wife, Joanne, were going to Guyana. He also told me that AWA is still looking for pilots, especially for a project in Nicaragua. Soon, we had completed the applications and had been accepted as missionaries-in-training with AWA.
We do hope to meet the rest of the AWA family soon and pray that God will keep guiding in our lives.
Artur and Margarita Karst
2016-12-16T03:22:08+00:00 October 27th, 2015|

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In light of the Gospel Commission, AWA exists to provide logistical air support in remote parts of the world, to carry out humanitarian work.

Vision Statement

Become the leading partner in providing global aviation support to those serving at-risk people regardless of ethnicity, political or religious association.

The Great Commision

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Mathew 28:18-20


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