We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training. Why is that important? It’s simple:
As we mark the 70th anniversary of our founding by Cameron Townsend—founder as well of SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators—our mission isn’t changing.
But the world of Bible translation—like most of worldwide missions—is being fundamentally transformed by technology, missiology, politics, funding, and multiple other factors. We are transforming to meet the challenging needs of the future as they emerge.
Our commitment is to be there when we’re needed—with solutions for our translation partners that are locally appropriate and sustainable—until the task is complete.
“What JAARS does from day to day keeps us going. And what we do from day to day, in the end, helps every tribe, tongue, and nation to hear the Word of Life.”
– Jeremiah Diedrich, missionary pilot-mechanic
Embracing requests to operate international transportation solutions in new and bigger ways, to serve our partners and to put the gospel within reach of the most remote people on earth
Increasing the flexibility of our solutions, so we’re not locked into a need that changes or locked out of a bigger need that emerges
Developing operational commitment models that speed solutions to our global translation partners while posing less risk to the precious resources of people, time, and funding that God provides for our use
Bottom line: We’re transforming the way we think and operate—so that the thousands of translation projects underway or yet to begin in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas are not hindered by lack of support in the areas where God has blessed JAARS to serve.
This transformation involves all the resources of the JAARS Center—more than 500 people, 552 acres, 49 buildings, and 4 airstrips—all prayerfully committed to provide the support our passionate, committed partners need. It will also require the investment of prayer, energy, advocacy and funding by numerous “gospel patrons” standing with us.
We depend on your support of our CORE Mission Operations to provide this exceptional inflow of people, prayer, and financial resources. This is not, and never has been, just “overhead.” Our CORE Mission Operations also cover the ongoing tools and support services needed by our Bible translation partners here and around the world:
Hundreds of missionaries each year—many thousands in total—depend on these solutions to have a sustainable impact when they are working in the field. And, ultimately, our work is for the millions of people still eagerly waiting to hear and grasp the gospel in the language they understand best. Thank you for standing with us to help bring that multitude together before the throne!
“That was God speaking … and I listened!”
– Iaina, North Tanna speaker in Vanuatu
The problems we work on are tangible, expensive, and often ongoing as global partner organizations present logistical needs for our consideration. We invite you to come alongside us—in prayer, with advocacy, and as “gospel patrons” who can help fund this eternal work.