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Village Tour

Our remote village setting is named “Belisi” (pronounced bĕl-ēsē). It is a Pidgin word from Papua New Guinea that means “easy stomach,” their phrase for “peaceful” as in a peaceful state of being. It is an appropriate name for a location on the JAARS campus that encourages people to seek direction from God and lead participants to a more solid understanding of their identity in Christ and his purpose for them.

We have two sites that both offer a rustic setting for our programs. Each key structures that create our village setting has a unique name derived from languages of other people groups. Browse through our gallery to get a glimpse of our outdoor facilities and the experience that you and your group can have.

“I learned that no matter what God has put in your heart, you can be used in any way in missions. God can use you to impact people, and you are a crucial part of a God’s big plan.”
– Participant, Florida

“My patience has been challenged, and I have had to face my fears. I have been learning about where God might want me in the future.”
– Participant, Illinois

“So glad we came. It stretched each person in different ways while providing a safe environment. The director and staff worked well as a team, resourcing us well, with great passion and love for the Lord and people.” – Youth leader, Ohio