Tom and Valli Howard, missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship, serve out of MAF's home office, in Nampa, Idaho, in support of MAF's worldwide ministry. Since joining the Nampa team in 2006, Tom has taken on several roles, and currently, as Project Coordinator, is implementing the Remote Access Aviation System project. Tom shares, "My work with RAAS will allow our staff to better track required maintenance, mechanical problems, mechanic training requirements, and parts inventories, resulting in less down-time for our aircraft and safer operations. The bottom line will be better stewardship of parts inventory, aircraft, and staff time. The projected savings in aircraft down-time, as mechanics wait for parts, will be equivalent to adding three new planes to the fleet, and the additional safety will prevent accidents." Valli complements the Ministry Partnership Team as Administrative Assistant, where she has numerous opportunities to design and create tools for ministry, such as prayer cards, thank you notes, display boards, and brochures. God has also given her a venue for music as the “Congo drummer”, and oboist for both MAF our local church worship team.