Matt & Becki Dillngham (Madagascar)

March 2016 Update

Prayer requests Spring 2016

  • For a productive use of the plane and available flying time in 2016.
  • For the move to Chad later in the year to continue their mission.  Becki and Matt's main concerns are the heat, political instability and their safety in the country. 
  • For good weather conditions during the rainy season and for new employment for Fanja, Solo and Elia when Matt and Becki leave Madagascar.


Becki grew up in Devon and has had a passion for flying ever since her first flying lesson out of Exeter Airport at the age of nine. Pursuing this interest in aviation, she went to Johannesburg, South Africa, to gain a private pilots licence, after finishing her A-levels. She then went to Bath University to read Physics and while there attended the Christian Union, joined a local church and came to know the Lord Jesus.

After living in Qatar until he was 12, Matt moved to Dorset with his family, living in Wimborne and attending Canford School. He went on to read Physics at Bath where he met Becki.

They got married in 2008 and moved to Cheltenham to enable Becki to continue with her commercial pilot training. Meanwhile, Matt started teacher training at Gloucester University. A job flying out of Plymouth airport as the ‘eye in the sky’ pilot for a local radio station, saw Becki and Matt move back to the south-west, with Matt teaching science at Holsworthy Community College.

Becki first heard of the amazing work of MAF at Christian Union, in 2005 and quickly decided to become an Area Rep, giving presentations to groups and churches around the South West. She spent a week in Uganda, in 2007 seeing an MAF operation in action and once, she had gained the required flying experience, began the application process to become a pilot with MAF. Bethan was born in March 2012 and now Becki and Matt are looking forward to taking this next step together as a family as they begin overseas service with MAF.

Becki and Matt will be going to Madagascar in 2014 to serve with the MAF programme there. As Becki, Matt and Bethan step out in this challenge, they are looking to build the team of people committed to supporting them prayerfully, financially, or both. Could you be one of them?

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