MAF breaks ground on significant expansion in Nampa

Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 00:10:44-04

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) broke ground on a project that will nearly double the size of its headquarters in Nampa on Friday.

The expansion of the MAF headquarters will increase the area from 10 acres to 19 acres. 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 John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. 

At the groundbreaking ceremony, MAF also launched its Future Generations Campaign, a $21 fundraising initiative. The campaign will fund three projects: the campus expansion ($6 million), fleet optimization ($12 million), and new ministries and initiatives ($3 million).

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.”