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Flying with a…

I’ve had many names over the years and flown in many different African locations for several mission organizations. But one thing remained the same: the…

Cracking the Barriers

How would you react if you were to play the part of Jesus Christ in a recording? Lester, a member of the S* community, learned…

Just a Phase?

Annie Kate’s parents thought her fascination with aircraft was just a phase. During her high school years, they sent her to the Brigade Air camp…

Goliath-Sized Hills

Emily Gaddis pants, inhaling the scents of ponderosa pine and needle-strewn dirt as she toils up the hill, shoving her bike toward her partner, Jake,…

A Chameleon for…

In some ways, Cal Hibbard was a chameleon—blending in to serve behind the scenes, but emerging from them to speak to crowds. Cal Hibbard with…

The Hard Places

Thunder throbs, rain races, and lightning leaps across the students’ and leaders’ faces as they watch, entranced, as the man dressed in a blue, knee-length…

Turn the Light…

We take it for granted every time we turn on a light or charge our phones—instant electricity. But Bible translators in many remote locations of…

Confidence 101

Avionics technician Daniel Jezowski had attended training at JAARS as an pre-field orientee before, but this last time, he spent two months here as a…

Complete Strangers

Sometimes God laces the lives of people together in ways we never would have predicted. Jim and Yasuf* were complete strangers God used to extend…