We are very open about our finances. Here is our income and expenditure per month in Kina.
Kina 1,000 per week ($300 GBP230)
Outgoings in Wewak (per month)
Bottle of Gas K287
Petrol for small car K100
Insurance, road tax, and safety sticker K250
Balance for food, clothing and home furnishings approximates to K2,663 per month,
or per week K768, $384, £192
We eat a limited selection fruit, vegetables, and fish from the market in Wewak. The tropics are not ideal for growing root vegetables. Other types of food available in Wewak comes by boat. The cost of food is more expensive in Wewak than in the United Kingdom, United States, or Australia.
Our funds come from two Churches and several individuals.
All donations are a great blessing. Many have stood by us since 2005.
Clare and I take a flight to the UK every two years for a two-month break. We take this time to reunite with our families and experience civilisation. We speak with Church supporters and take time with our friends. MAF pay for the flight. Generous individuals help finance a car and spending money for our travels. Others share their home and feed us for which we are very grateful.
Donations for everyday living
If you would like to donate a one-off sum or make a monthly contribution to MAF’s work PNG, there are several options. All MAF contributions go to MAF and not to us. We prefer this choice of funding. MAF is a fantastic organisation. 100% of all donations reach the mission field.
Contributions made to MAF UK attract Gift Aid
Paul and Clare Woodington | Mission Aviation Fellowship – MAF UK
Phone +61 2 8014-6450
Contributions made to MAF Australia attract tax relief
Phone 1800 650 169 or +61 2 8014-6450
Paul & Clare Woodington – Donate – MAF Australia
Donations for Outreach
Four times a year, Paul takes his plane to a remote village to show the Jesus Film to tribespeople. In the outreach team is a national Bible school teacher, two final year students, and a missionary from New Zealand. We worship together, support the tribe in their walk with Jesus, and encourage them. Our staying in the tribe for a weekend is one of the most significant events of their lives.
The outreach is another ministry to the work we do through MAF. So, we pay MAF for the plane at a reduced rate, the base cost. We hire the plane at 60% discount on the community development rate.
The cost to us for a typical weekend is K3,220 or $1,610 or £805. For this to happen, we need help.
You can be a blessing to the people of PNG. You can make an impact on their lives in the name of Jesus. If you would like to do that, then please contact MAF UK or MAF Australia and make a donation to the PNG Sepik Outreach Fund.
Or you can make a direct payment to us via:
 For approximate amounts, divide by two for dollars, divide by four for pounds.