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Red Rivers and…

Deep in the heart of the emerald-green jungles and snake-like rivers of Brazil, Al and Sue Graham came to live in 1960. Their purpose: to…

What’s Your Passion?

Why would 30 people from as far west as Oregon, as far northeast as New Hampshire, and as far south as Florida congregate in Waxhaw,…

An Accelerator for…

The send/receive function in Paratext—the main Bible translation software—stopped working for Maya*, a translator, for several months. This Paratext feature is important because it stores…

Elephant-Tusk Music

Playing the elephant-tusk instruments Under the sun’s scorching heat, men sway in a circle playing fung anwan, elephant tusks, while women in vibrant skirts dance…

Jesus Went to…

Only God can reach down into the dark places of the soul and remake passionate people for himself. Carl and Carole Harrison served as Bible…

I Spy…

Towers of cargo waiting to be loaded into the container I spy… a warehouse crowded with towers of boxes! Welcome to the JAARS Purchasing and…

Keep the Light…

Burnout. Like a star that burns brilliantly for years but then flickers and snuffs out, many mission workers’ lights threaten to extinguish due to the…

The Delegation

Nate Gordon, a JAARS-trained pilot who serves with our partner YAJASI in Papua Indonesia, couldn’t sleep. Even though he was bone-tired from the long hike…

Paradise on Earth

“I never thought I would leave my comfort zone to do missionary work like this, even though I’m not a missionary overseas,” Beatrice relates about…