Fiala, Sam

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Sam joined South America Mission after completing Moody Bible Institute’s Aviation program to become a missionary pilot. Despite the heavy educational focus on technical training and mechanical aspects of aviation work, Sam’s heart has consistently focused on ministry to children and the marginalized. His experience as a Sunday School teacher and participating in street evangelism equips him well to use aviation as a tool for spreading the gospel in South America.

Sam continues his preparations to serve with SAMAIR Peru in Pucallpa, Peru alongside our missionary aviation team. SAMAIR transports fulfillers of the Great Commission to the hard-to-reach places, to the people in remote, village homes, with the good news of Jesus. Aviation directly impacts approximately 20 different people groups in Peru each year. Additionally, Sam will integrate into a local church and regularly minister to the passengers who fly with SAMAIR.

In 2022, SAM completed his Spanish language studies at The Spanish Institute in Costa Rica. While there, he attended a Bible study and served in several different ministries. All to share the Gospel and practice his Spanish!

Recently, Sam got engaged to Nicole Colomer. They are excited to see how God is planning to use them both in ministry in Peru. Nicole’s professional background includes international trade. She also has a heart for seeing young women transformed by the gospel. Her ministry involvement includes discipling youth and translating for missionary teams.

While waiting for paperwork approval, Sam is working in the flight and maintenance department at JAARS in North Carolina and helping promote missionary aviation.

    Ministry: Peru Field, GO Fund

    Each of South America Mission’s countries of service incurs costs associated with managing and facilitating ministry and caring for missionaries (e.g. compliance with local government regulations, operating a field office, stewarding field finances, etc.) Resources allocated in support of the general operations of the Peru field directly support the infrastructure essential to ministry.

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    Ministry: SAMAIR Peru

    Imagine an aerial view of a Cessna 206 floatplane, 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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