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Members of One Body

Imagine being in a completely new place. You don’t know the language, you don’t have any friends, and you have a new job. Many mission…

From Museums to Mexico

In Oaxaca, Mexico, Katherine McCarthy asked the bewildered Walmart associate for batteries. She described them as best she could with her basic Spanish, trying to…

Flights and Friendships

Missionary pilot-mechanics with overseas assignments face vastly different conditions than those encountered by traditional pilots who work in the U.S. When the overseas partner organizations…

Tracking Every Movement

Back in 2007, Tim McIntosh, now the director of JAARS Maritime Department, began working with SIL Papua New Guinea (PNG) as an administrator for their…

God’s Vessels

Children’s eyes grow wide as the JAARS helicopter emerges from the cotton-puff clouds in the cornflower-blue sky overhead. The children point up and gasp as…

JAARS Day 2.1

Bring your chairs and blankets! JAARS Day 2.1 is almost upon us. The event on May 15 will look different from past events, due to…

Preparing a Delicious Meal

Drew Maust is, in some ways, a chef. As a translation consultant in Cameroon, he helps three Bible translation teams prepare life-sustaining ‘meals’ for their…

What Are You Tied Into?

The Motilon people in the jungles of Colombia, didn’t have a word for ‘faith’. Every night, far above the jungle floor, they tied themselves into…

LIstening for the Call

Richard Shipman, a writer on the JAARS Communications team, has a diverse up-in-the-air background in aviation. So how did he ever land at JAARS?  Richard…