Recent Updates & Stories

After three days in the Cairns, Australia hospital, flights were arranged for Mike and Karen Osborn to make the 36-hour return trip to Jacksonville, Florida, where they are staying with family.

Karen will have surgery on her right ankle on Thursday, April 2. Her left ankle should not require further treatment beyond physical therapy after six weeks in the cast.

Your continued prayers are appreciated.

Praise God for the Osborns’ safe arrival in the US.
 
Pray that Karen’s surgery will go well. Ask God to give her peace, patience, and comfort as she recuperates from surgery.
 
Pray for Mike as he helps and supports her during recovery. Pray that they both would get restful, refreshing sleep.
 
In 2014, YAJASI’s airplanes accumulated 2,885 hours of flying, carrying 12,666 passengers and 944,633 kilograms of cargo. They flew 373,930 miles, or...
In 2014, YAJASI’s airplanes accumulated 2,885 hours of flying, carrying 12,666 passengers and 944,633 kilograms of cargo. They flew 373,930 miles, or about 15 times around the world, with 4,318 successful takeoffs and landings.
 
YAJASI supports Bible translation projects in remote areas of Papua using four rugged, turbine-powered Pilatus PC-6s and a larger PC-12. A fifth PC-6 is needed to meet the expanding number of requests for their service.
 

Planes are the only safe way to reach many villages in Papua. Another PC-6 means our partner can serve Bible translation even better—with more flights, less delays, and lower prices. Will you help provide the crucial fifth turbine-powered PC-6 for YAJASI’s fleet?

Interns in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea continue to put into practice
the technical skills they learned about producing audio Bibles during training workshops last fall. The workshops were the latest in a series of workshops
designed to train a select group...
Interns in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea continue to put into practice
the technical skills they learned about producing audio Bibles during training workshops last fall. The workshops were the latest in a series of workshops
designed to train a select group to do audio recording of the published New Testaments in the islands region. 
 
Between workshops, interns can work on their local recording projects, thanks to specialized recording equipment provided by the JAARS Where Needed Most fund.
 
“Again, we were very pleased with the quality of the recordings that were done by the teams since our last course,” said Lauren Runia, one of the workshop trainers.
He noted that several of the New Testament recording projects are nearing completion. 
 
The next courses are being planned in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for October and November 2015, which should provide the interns with
enough time to finish the New Testaments they are working on so that they recordings can be reviewed during the next training. In addition to reviewing what
was learned previously, the next course will teach the final steps of putting the recordings on mobile phones, audio Scripture players, and WiFi hotspots.
 
Your gifts to Where Needed Most helped make this possible. Thank you!
 
Recording in progress
Teaching the basics of audio recording