YAJASI flies to Papua’s most isolated communities—serving both Bible translation and local people. They currently fly four Pilatus PC-6s and a Pilatus PC-12. We helped YAJASI get off the ground back in 1993, and we’ve partnered with them ever since.
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An airstrip, a plane, and a pilot serve a saint who spent his life serving the people of remote Indonesia.
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YAJASI uses this airplane and three other rugged, turbine-powered Pilatus PC-6s and a larger PC-12 to reach people like the Ketengban. A fifth PC-6 is needed to meet the expanding number of requests for their service. Will you help provide the crucial fifth turbine-powered PC-6 for YAJASI’s fleet?
After months of repairs and paperwork, Pilatus PC-6 #4 finally made its first village flights in Indonesia on November 22. The purpose: taking a church-planting group to a village near the border with Papua New Guinea, as well as a quick stop in the village of Okbap.
The plane was ferried from Nepal to its new home base in November 2012. (See photos.) Soon after its arrival, it was grounded due to unexpected engine damage. The engine was removed and sent to the United States for repair, and YAJASI modified the avionics panel in the meantime. Finally, the aircraft...
Not one, but two PC-6s joined YAJASI's fleet this fall. Just days after PC-6 #4 arrived, so did another—this one to replace the plane they lost in a tragic accident last year.
A few weeks ago, YAJASI closed their busy hangar and celebrated. They thanked God for providing. They invited friends, colleagues, and local officials to join in. And they remembered why these planes are there: to help the country's most isolated people understand God's Word in their own language.