Mission Aviation Fellowship Breaks Ground on Significant Expansion of Its Nampa Campus
NAMPA, Idaho – Mission Aviation Fellowship broke ground Friday on a project that will nearly double the size of its headquarters in Nampa, Idaho.
“When MAF moved to Nampa from California 10 years ago, the original master plan included a number of buildings that were never constructed,” said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. “We feel the time is now right to move toward the campus that was envisioned at that time. Through God’s provision we have been able to acquire land adjacent to our current site, which expands the MAF headquarters from 10 acres to 19 acres.”
The current MAF campus includes a large aircraft hangar, an administration building, and nine apartments that are used by missionary families when they visit Nampa for training or furlough. According to Boyd, the project will add five duplex buildings, a community center, a playground, a maintenance building, a shower/laundry building for the MAF volunteer RV park, and The Lodge, which will have hotel-style housing and common areas.
“The campus expansion is all about building community and caring for our staff, so as they prepare to go overseas, or they return from difficult places, they can rest, recharge, and connect. That’s so important when families have to live and work in very tough, dangerous locations,” said Boyd. Further down the road, MAF hopes to someday build a training/event building, an additional aircraft hangar, and a visitor center.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, MAF also launched its Future Generations Campaign, a $21 million fundraising initiative. The campaign will fund three projects: the campus expansion ($6 million), fleet optimization ($12 million), and new ministries and initiatives ($3 million). As a nonprofit organization, MAF relies on gifts from individuals, churches, and businesses to operate.
According to Boyd, “The Future Generations Campaign will raise funds for several areas critical to the future of the ministry. It will allow MAF to invest in airplanes and other infrastructure, and position us to explore new models of ministry and reach out to some of the most difficult parts of the world.”
More information about the MAF campus expansion and Future Generations Campaign is available at www.maf.org/future-generations.
Founded in 1945, Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian ministry that uses airplanes and technology to share the Gospel and make life better for those living in remote places of the world. MAF enables the work of hundreds of churches, medical organizations, missionaries, relief and development groups, and others working in difficult-to-reach parts of Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. MAF-US has some 600 staff worldwide with 170 based in Nampa.