A Spiritual Battle

“We are in a battle. Not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). God revealed…

Where’s my Kimchi?

Bug bites, humid heat, bizarre food, and a different language—can these really be the ingredients for an enjoyable experience? Yes! God turned these challenges into…

A Hidden Gem

Like a sapphire hidden among grains of gravel, the private RV Park at JAARS lies nestled among the pine trees in the middle of nowhere,…

He Cleared the…

It was supposed to be a washout—rain pouring so hard you could hardly see. And indeed, the weather showed storms surrounding JAARS previous to the…

What is Life?

To the Suba people, a boat is not merely a wooden craft that carries them from one place to the other. A boat is life.…

Just a Phase?

Annie Kate’s parents thought her fascination with aircraft was just a phase. During her high school years, they sent her to the Brigade Air camp…

Goliath-Sized Hills

Emily Gaddis pants, inhaling the scents of ponderosa pine and needle-strewn dirt as she toils up the hill, shoving her bike toward her partner, Jake,…

The Hard Places

Thunder throbs, rain races, and lightning leaps across the students’ and leaders’ faces as they watch, entranced, as the man dressed in a blue, knee-length…