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Preparing Hearts for Service

“Knowing how to build and sustain healthy relationships is essential for success in any multicultural, global team organization,” says Marty Barkey. Marty is the director…

Mountain Week: High Altitudes, Short Runways–and More

Strawberry Ridge is a grass airfield cut into the top of a North Carolina mountain. The runway is 1,000 feet long, 40 feet wide and…

God’s Word Comes With Great Joy

The Bughotu people of the Solomon Islands are rejoicing in the recent launch of the audio New Testament in the language that speaks—literally—to their hearts.…

It’s Working!

I’m writing this blog post from 35,000 feet during a flight back to JAARS from a special visit in South Asia. This week, two of…

Experience JAARS

Trees blooming and garden soil preparation means the arrival of spring in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Summer vacation is in view. Need help…

Scripture Websites in Heart Languages
“This is the reason we are here. This is what God has for us.”

An instructor from a partner organization recently led a website-building workshop at a conference for national and expat missionaries. During a break he saw two…

Woody McLendon
Welcome to JAARS

As JAARS completes 70 years of ministry, we’re intentionally adapting to meet the dynamic needs of numerous Bible translation and language development partners around the…

Website Workshop in Kenya
Website Workshop in Kenya

Twelve participants in a nine-day workshop in Kenya worked on building websites that will make Scripture, literacy and community development information accessible to people in…

Consider a Short-term Missions Trip With Refuge 139

Could you see yourself in the classroom or on the recreation field building relationships and ministering to our missionaries’ kids? Would you enjoy a cultural…