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Broken to Healed

Emily Simon crash-landed at JAARS. She didn’t want to be here. Her heart beat for Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea (PNG), where she had served as…

Cross-Cultural Confusion or Calm?

Someone beats a beggar violently in the street. Kids scrounge around trash heaps for food or treasure to sell. Everywhere blink eyes full of despair.…

Making a Stand For Christ

JAARS is blessed to associate with many Christian people and organizations who regularly make a stand for Christ. Recently, some dedicated JAARS partners took this…

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…

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. The person went…