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God Must Love Them

Earlier this year, a Bible translation team with CITBA* used a JAARS-funded vehicle to travel to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa,…

What We Started, We Must Finish

Imagine walking eight hours on a nearly empty stomach to get to work. And once you’re there, your life could be endangered. This is the…

From the President: Why We Serve

President Steve Russell reflects on the staff at JAARS and their heart for the Lord. This is the last article of the series; you can…

Today We Do

Recently, a team of Southeast Asians came together for three weeks to learn Oral Bible Translation (OBT) and were pushed to their limits. Faith Comes…

From the President: Used Powerfully by God

JAARS president Steve Russell continues sharing about the inspiring people he’s met at JAARS. Read the first article here.  Wandering into the Quonset hut—the oldest…

From the President: Serving God, Not Man

The throaty engine winds up the three-bladed prop on a Helio Courier airplane as it chops through the crisp early morning air. It signals the…

To Fiji and Beyond

Like stars scattered in the middle of the ocean, Fiji’s 300 islands dot the water—and 100 are inhabited. God sees and knows each soul on…

After Bible Translation

About 10,000 Kiriku* people live in 90 villages in the eastern part of the Amazon rainforest in an area about the size of New Mexico.…

To the Remote Corners

The country of Vanuatu—a chain of rugged volcanic islands—lies about 500 miles west of Fiji and 1,000 miles east of Australia.  The people love to…