Category Archives: Nampa

Sorrow to Joy

What happens when death and despair collide with everlasting hope

 

It was May 11, and the first day of a planned staycation for MAF president David Holsten. He and his family were hiking when he got the call: Joyce Lin’s airplane had gone down in Lake Sentani.

In his earlier MAF years as a chief pilot in […]

MAF Responds in the Wake of Hurricanes Eta and Iota

How your generosity brought hope amidst devastation in Central America

 

“We were blessed to serve those suffering from extensive wind damage, flooding, and landslides that affected hundreds of thousands of people. Homes were gone, crops destroyed, and livelihoods lost in many areas,” said John Woodberry, Mission Aviation Fellowship’s director of global disaster response.

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Ministry Spotlight: Brent Halvorsen

MAF maintenance specialist Brent Halvorsen.

Brent Halvorsen may have tuned out when an MAF recruiter spoke to his class at Liberty University in Virginia seven years ago, but God made sure Brent heard at least one word: Idaho.

After majoring in aviation maintenance and biblical studies, Brent moved across the country to Boise, […]

Never Could I Ever

“I could never do what you’re doing.”

I’ve heard these words many times. God has asked my family to do many hard things and through each situation someone says that phrase. Joining MAF and preparing for our first term overseas has been no exception to this scenario.

The Hamstra family at MAF headquarters around the […]

Introducing David Holsten

MAF’s new president steps into the next chapter of God’s story.

 

“Who am I to be asked to step into this role?”

That question ran through David Holsten’s mind when the MAF Board of Directors formally asked him to consider becoming MAF’s next President and CEO. Thoughts of the incredible legacy of this 73-year-old organization and the […]