Updates & Stories

Pray for participants taking pre-field training in the Intercultural Communications Course at JAARS. The four-week course runs through August 18. Thirty-four adults will be preparing to serve Bible translation in countries around the world.

Cessna 206 ready to load up for the flight to the NC mountains.

Cessna 206 ready to load up for the flight to the NC mountains.

After morning devotions and flight briefings, three aircraft. JAARS training staff, and orientees preparing for worldwide mission service headed to the North Carolina mountains for 10 days of focused mountain training. Not everyone flew, six ground vehicles hauled parts, supplies, personal gear, and rock bags for ballast. Special thanks to the...

Bryan Jones will soon face challenges flying with our partner SIL in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Bryan’s role—one he has sought for years—will be to fly mission workers safely to remote areas of PNG. But there is a problem.
Many airfields Bryan will be flying into are primitive and hazardous. Only with thorough and specialized training can pilots like Bryan learn to fly and maintain aircraft so they can operate safely out of basic airstrips. This kind of training is not common—nor is it cheap. 
Fortunately, Bryan is one of six pilots/mechanics who started Pre-Field Orientation March 7 at...
Spring arrives early in North Carolina. And at the JAARS campus, March brings some great opportunities to explore how you can be a part of Scripture translation, while enjoying our lovely weather.
JAARS Day is this Saturday, March 11. Take a ride in a missionary plane or helicopter. Or pile into a 4WD vehicle and enjoy our off-road course. Meet pilots, software developers, boat captains, trainers, translators, and more—people
who’ve served all over the world. To learn more, go to jaars.org/events.
At Check-IT-Out on March 17–18 discover how technology—from satellite systems to smart phone apps—makes Bible translation possible in the...

Spring pre-field aviation orientation starts Tuesday, March 7.

Orientees are preparing for service in Brazil, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, and Cameroon. Two orientees working with other mission aviation partners will be serving in Kenya and Alaska.

  • Pray for staff focus on the core events of pre-field orientation, and for wisdom to how to best fully communicate that with the orientees.
  • Pray for the orientees and their families. Days are long, and the work is intense.
  • Praise God for the support that is provided by many at the JAARS Center. Housing, ICC, MK Station child care, food services, the JAARS clinic, human resources, facilities management, and many others work together to make the logisitics of pre-field orientation happen.