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Out of their Depth

The members of the Suba translation team on Kenya’s Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria—Jael, Boniface, and Samwel—recently faced their fears of deep water.  A group…

Seeing by Hearing

In a city in Central Asia, six translators from a minority people group, joined by two American translation advisors, gathered daily for three weeks to…

Seeking Wise Counsel

“Without counsel, plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Heeding this advice from Proverbs 15:22 to “seek wise counsel,” Kerrick Tweedy of SOAR (Service…

A Great Instrument

The main Bible translator for the Kirik* people in South Asia reached them in 2005. He and his family spent their first few years with…

Top Gun to Top Bible

“I feel the need, the need for speed!” Maverick and his fellow aviator, Goose, jubilantly exclaim after returning from a high-speed flight in their jet…

World Traveler

Terry would consider himself a world traveler even though he spends most of his time on the JAARS campus as the Research and Development supervisor.…

Sharpening a Machete

Kay Smoes wears several different hats—and not the kind that keep the sun off her. Along with being a wife and mother, she works in…

God’s Plan

Growing up in Kansas, Katie Taylor had her heart set on going to West Texas A&M University in Canyon and earning a nursing degree. She…

Every Step is Important

Since high school, Daniel Rounds had wanted to be a pilot serving overseas. He attended Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington, with this goal in…