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No Easy Feat

A man blows on a large curled triton shell called a ndrah in the Nali language. Traditionally, the Nali people on Manus Island, Papua New…

Woody McLendon
Listen, Lament, and…

On top of the COVID-19 pandemic—with over 100,000 deaths and tens of millions of unemployed in our country since March—we have another painful reality in…

An Immense Privilege

If a man is drowning under a bridge, but you don’t know he’s drowning, then you have no obligation to help him. But if you…

Buried Treasure

God changed everyone’s perspectives about Aviation Pre-Field Orientation (PFO) this year. For the three participants who took the course in a second language in an…

Planting the Seed

WANTED:  Experienced pilots willing to fly into remote airstrips carved out of mountainsides. Aircraft mechanic certification required.  Must be willing to relocate to remote locations.…

Worth the Cost

What began as a normal recording trip among the emerald isles of Papua New Guinea became a nightmare for Stanley Gereo and Bennis Tuka as…

The Monster in…

Fear. It’s the monster that crouches in the shadows of our minds. It’s also the emotion the 11 wives of the JAARS Pre-Field Orientation Course…

A Story to…

There was only one known believer among the Ayri* in Africa, until… they began listening to God’s Word in their own language. For years a…

One Step at…

Hannah is a planner. She loves knowing what’s going to happen. But she has learned that God often has different plans than what she expects,…