We Welcome You!

By Rachel Greco

Like a flower blooming in the spring, JAARS will soon open and bloom for individuals, groups, and families. The first JAARS Day of 2019, where visitors can learn and experience what this mission organization is all about, takes place on March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., which is just around the bend! The day will hold some delightful new sights, sounds, touches, and tastes for visitors.

Sights: Come see the dedication of the R44 helicopter. Replaced now in Cameroon by the maroon R66, this once-red helicopter served Bible translators in Africa for eight years. Now, bedecked in the colors of JAARS, it’s ready to continue serving here in training and Missions at the Airport events.

Our mechanics have been working on the R44’s overhaul for the past few months.

Watch the JESUS film on a screen in multiple languages. See how the sun energizes a solar panel.

Sounds: Listen to several live worship bands playing in the Townsend building courtyard and its auditorium.

Hear the rumbling roar of airplanes and a helicopter as they carry their passengers through the brilliant blue North Carolina skies.

Helio Courier takeoff

In the Museum of the Alphabet, listen to the true, incredible stories of missionaries who gave up everything to serve their Lord.

Touches: Help load boxes into an airplane in the hangar, mimicking what pilots do every day overseas with food, medicine, and translated Scriptures. And be careful—not everything may fit!

Feel the sleek surface of the tablets that will enable you to sign up for several prize giveaways throughout the day.

Tastes: Choose one—or better yet, both—food trucks situated by the smooth waters of Crystal Lake to savor a late breakfast or delicious lunch.

Sip some coffee or hot chocolate from the local 4th Corner Bakehouse while listening to JAARS president, Woody McLendon, explain the necessity of reaching remote people with the gospel in their language.

Flame-warmed chai

Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, try some spicy chai by the lake and play some ethnic musical instruments.

Whether this is your first, fifth, or fiftieth JAARS Day, we welcome you to experience what we do and why it’s important!

Find more detailed information about JAARS Day here.