Tag Archives: nampa

August 17 – 23, 2015

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” — Ephesians 6:14-15 (NIV)

Priorities for Prayer

Monday, August 17
Praise God that MAF staff in Arnhem Land are running weekly bible studies amongst […]

600 Attend MAF’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

NAMPA, Idaho – Mission Aviation Fellowship celebrated its 70th anniversary Saturday at the organization’s headquarters at the Nampa airport. Some 600 guests attended the open house and enjoyed airplane rides, games, face painting and a breakfast fundraiser.

Grace and Faith Olenik of Nampa enjoy a ride on Petey the Plane during MAF’s 70th anniversary […]

Dream Machine

Ecuador program pilots Daniel Soría (left) and Chad Irwin during the ferry flight from Nampa, ID to Shell, Ecuador. Photo courtesy of Chad Irwin.

Each of us pilots has our own secret gulp moment. A time when, despite training, diligence, and confidence, a voice in the back of our head brays, “Are you sure […]

MAF’s (Delicious) Landing Procedures

“If a pig walks out on the runway … PORKCHOPS!”

“If a cow walks out on the runway … HAMBURGER!”

Chief Pilot Brian Shepson explained MAF’s landing procedures to a class of new MAF pilots in a way that simultaneously left my palms sweaty and mouth watering. These new pilots would be practicing these procedures on the […]

Bought For A Price

Gravity charges a high price for defiance. All aircraft, whether space shuttle, jet airliner or jungle Cessna cost a lot to operate. They need energy to get off the ground, then demand more to stay aloft until they reach their destination, be it International Space Station, Chicago, or the next jungle strip.

NASA spends $450 million […]

Facing my Worst Fear: Leaving Congo

Sarah Gorenflo is an MAF missionary kid who spent seven years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

For most of my life growing up, I didn’t face the normal fears of heights or spiders that other kids faced. Instead, my one huge fear was that one day we would have to leave Congo and not […]