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Called to be a Donkey

Like the donkey that faithfully, humbly carried the Savior of the world through Jerusalem toward his death, Mike and Inah Oak wish to humbly and…

More Than a Teacher

In the early morning of March 6, Steven Posai, a recording technician, left his village on Simberi Island, Papua New Guinea, to begin his trip…

Times of Uncertainty

We all live in uncertain times. Questions about the future nibble us like fish. These uncertainties abound even more when someone is about to leap…

Biking on their Trike for JAARS

Only God. Only God could have brought Bruce and Pamela Culler from Ohio to serve at JAARS twenty years ago. In 2000, Bruce and Pamela…

In His Blood

Flying is in Kyle Respass’ blood. His grandfather was a private pilot, his uncle’s a professional pilot, and his dad is a private pilot. His…

Strengthening Our Core To Meet New Challenges

Unprecedented. Pandemic. Crisis. Disruption. From corporate boardrooms to family video conferences, we are all struggling to describe what is happening in the world as the…

A Ticking Time Bomb

What do a church in the Czech Republic, JAARS, and Mbeya, Tanzania, all have in common? They all want to keep translation teams drafting Scripture…

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 Act

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…