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No More Interruptions!

How much work could you get done with constant interruptions? The SIL* Congo meeting room in Brazzaville, Congo, is an important hub for four translation…

Hearts of Gold

Mountains ensconced with carpets of green, skies bursting with rainbows, and waterfalls shedding jeweled water drops: the tableau of beautiful Papua, Indonesia. But even more…

From Death to Life

Pishtu,* the name of a language and district in South Asia where 35 people groups live, means ‘a place where people die of severe fog.’…

A Cow and a Book

The Samburu people in Kenya, Africa, say that in the beginning their god created a Samburu person, a cow, and a book. While the Samburu…

A Letter From JAARS President Woody McLendon Concerning COVID-19

    Together we are watching a global pandemic of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 impact our world at an increasingly rapid rate. For many the…

Not Your Average Road Trip

For most of us, the main worry on road trips is where the next restroom is. But when a team from the Yansi* Linguistic Community…

Unseen Heroes

How do teachers, pilots, or translators get all their goods from their homes in the States to the country where they serve? They call on…

Serving with a Smile

Cheyanne was in eighth grade when she first came to JAARS on a mission trip with her school, Smithtown Christian, from New York. Her older…

JAARS Center, Waxhaw, North Carolina
COVID-19 Statement

Just a reminder to our friends and neighbors: JAARS staff and our mission partners here in Waxhaw, North Carolina, travel internationally, but no one flies…