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Painting for Christ

Paul Wiedenfeld and Jim Rendel stood in the paint booth, respirators and masks adorning their faces. Jim picked up the paint sprayer and misted the…

God’s Grand Purpose

Rob Peterson grew up as a missionary kid in the Philippines, and Bintou Peterson grew up in Cameroon. One could say that the two grew…

The Best Thing to Have in Your Boat

Imagine living and attending school on an island. Anytime you compete with other schools in sports or other events, you must travel across a lake…

Nicodemus by Night

In March 2011, Phil was preaching to Jews on the street in Brooklyn, New York and had a paperback copy of the English Orthodox Jewish…

Perfect Fit

Anneke Benison has a passion for history. But she’s not an average history major. Her passion for the Lord makes her stand out.  At the…

Building Confidence

For many years, Jon Damon, the JAARS maintenance training coordinator, has dreamed of developing a mentorship program for aviation maintenance specialists. His own maintenance training…

COVID-19 Creativity

What do you do when a global pandemic cancels a planned in-person VBS program?  This was the case for the JAARS Refuge 139 team, who…

Different than Planned

In 2020, Kayla Duckert had plans for a Wycliffe summer internship that involved helping with a Bible translation in a Canadian First Nations community. However,…

Generous Collaboration

From the beginning, Craig Gahagen’s, flight from JAARS in Waxhaw, NC, to Pucallpa, Peru, was fraught with challenges. Craig, SAMAIR Peru’s program manager, was flying…