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A Powerful, New…

The Colombia workshop began with a major setback: Mark’s colleague was diagnosed with shingles and couldn’t attend. Mark traveled to Colombia, knowing he’d be alone…

No Tower of…

A Tower of Babel syndrome can set in when teams who need to collaborate don’t share the same language. Communication is halting, at best. So,…

Snakes and Surprises

Sometimes God calls us to serve overseas. Other times he calls us to serve him right in our home country. Either path can contain unwanted…

We’re Sinking!

The Purchasing and Shipping department at JAARS was sinking. One Friday late afternoon, their system at JAARS went down. The person who had detailed knowledge…

Nothing Can Deter…

Not even a volcano eruption could stop Elias Tokau and the Ata people in Papua New Guinea from dedicating their audio New Testament. Elias, the…

A Matter of…

For most Americans, water safety means not getting into the pool after a full meal. For a group of dedicated Filipinos who work in the…

What’s a Pilot…

In the old days of mission aviation, pilots had to page through a fat book located in the airplane to find the runway chart they…

A Lifeline

More than 1,500 Onobasulu live in seven villages and various hamlets in a remote part of Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. About half the…

Throwing out the…

In April of 2010 at two o’clock in the morning on the night shift, Dan Osborn—a deputy sheriff—asked God, “Is this what you want me…