Jaars Center

Blog

Read the latest on our work to make Bible translation possible, all over the world.
Reset
Sharpening the Axe

Maria Cruzat had hoped to be in the Philippines in 2020, conducting health research. Instead, God led her to JAARS.  As a college senior with…

Stormy Weather

Since 2010, Pastor Lucas* felt called by God to work among the Ayri* people—99 percent of whom follow a major world religion. Obeying the Lord,…

A New Way…

Mission pilot-mechanic Bryan Jones was unsure about his future when he returned to JAARS after serving in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Unexpectedly (and perhaps according…

All Overboard!

“Permission to come aboard?”  “Permission granted.”  This was a familiar phrase during the sultry August weekend at Fort Caswell on the edge of the Atlantic…

You Never Know

Imagine taking a 4WD course using a manual transmission vehicle—which you’ve never driven before—to prepare you for driving an automatic vehicle overseas because that’s your…

A Valuable Souvenir

The wonder of flying hooked Rachael Stoner the first time she stepped onto an airplane. When, as a child, she clambered into one to visit…

At Just the…

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when a new JAARS project debuts? The production of The Best Gift, a special Christmas video…

It’s Only Happiness!

The Vwanji people live in the rugged mountains of southwestern Tanzania, hoeing crops of bananas, maize, and potatoes on steep mountainsides—about as far away as…

The Man Behind…

We all wear masks from time to time—not just indoors when we cannot socially distance. Meet Arthur Lightbody, recently retired from Wycliffe and JAARS. He…