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In Just a Few Days!

Palm fronds wave and glassy water ripples at the wind’s gentle touch. Honiara in the Solomon Islands is a lush, tropical town, but Jeremiah, Willie,…

Why So Slow?

Bev Dawson had no idea she would spend more than four decades serving as a Bible translator among the Wapishanas in Guyana, South America. During…

And Then There was Light!

Like a painter who painstakingly chooses colors and blends them to create a beautiful painting, the JAARS Facilities Department desires that the new lighting system…

It’s Time I Retired

For an update on this story, go here. I’ll admit it—I’m an old geezer. I was built in 1972 and have flown more than 14,800…

ABCs for JAARS Day

Learning to load an airplane like a missionary pilot We’re looking forward to your visit on JAARS Day, an informative, family-friendly, fun day on the…

Invisible

A thud outside their home in Sentani, Indonesia woke Brandon and his family in the middle of the night. Opening the shades, they discovered the…

Planting Seeds

When someone invited Tricia Beltran to a JAARS Day, she asked, “What is JAARS?” She had never heard of the organization before. Tricia, Manny, and…

The Greatest Use

Loralie Handasyde followed her husband, Robert, with her two kids all the way from Australia to the U.S. Why the long trip? Robert needed to…

Temperamental Temperatures

A vast wall of grey rain clouds sits atop the vibrant green Papua New Guinean Mountains, blocking the small plane’s path. As the plane bounces…