Smith, Dave & Katrina

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In college, Dave and Katrina both had the conviction to use their gifts of the Spanish language and aviation for the mission field. After getting married in 2015, they started exploring how they could serve God overseas together.

Dave is a commercial helicopter and airplane pilot. He gained his helicopter and airplane experience through various flight schools and aviation opportunities. Dave aspires to use his flying experience to further God’s kingdom in South America by providing affordable and safe transportation to ministries in Bolivia. Katrina spent the past decade serving on short-term trips to Latin America and working with the Spanish-speaking community in her surrounding neighborhoods. She hopes to pursue a life that engages in holistic discipleship with her Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters in Christ. Dave and Katrina have three wonderful girls: Kaylin, Natalie, and Addison.

In joining SAMAIR Bolivia, Dave plans to support the team in Santa Cruz as both an airplane pilot and mechanic. Katrina plans to partner with a local organization called Peace and Hope International to help minister to victims of crime.

Dave and Katrina completed Spanish training at the Spanish Language Institute in Costa Rica in April 2023. They began ministry in Bolivia at the end of April 2023.




    Ministry: SAMAIR Bolivia

    SAMAIR Bolivia plays a crucial role in a mission to carry the Gospel into the most remote areas of the Bolivian countryside. We assist in evangelism, pastoral support, and strengthening the body of Christ through discipleship and leadership formation.

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