Jon & Karen Schmidt

Jon and Karen Schmidt served for many years in Peru with SAMAIR. Their passion is mission aviation as a means for the gospel to go forth and disciples to be made. They are currently on loan to Moody Aviation in Spokane, Washington, where you will find them training and developing leaders to be passionate about mission aviation for the same purposes. They mentor students for effective ministry now and for long-term, fruitful ministry in the future.


Ministry: SAMAIR Peru

Imagine an aerial view of a Cessna 206 float plane, suspended above the backdrop of an Amazon River tributary with a remote village on its flooded banks. In that view, all the pieces come together and convey aviation’s integral role in the ministry of South America Mission: transporting fulfillers of the Great Commission to the hard-to-reach places, to the people in those remote, village homes, with the good news of Jesus.

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Ministry: SAMAIR Bolivia

(SAMAIR operates out of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Pucallpa, Peru. For more information about SAMAIR’s work in Peru, click here.) SAMAIR is the vital link in a mission effort to carry the Gospel into the most remote areas of the Bolivian countryside, assisting in evangelism, pastoral support and strengthening the body of Christ through discipleship and leadership formation.

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