Who will benefit?
In Cameroon, home to 270 languages, many thousands of people—separated by hundreds of miles—still have no Scripture in their language.
Roads are under-developed, some impassable during the rainy season. The Yaounde aviation team can provide safe, reliable air travel to and from remote locations.
For translators like Greg and Tracy McLean who have worked in remote villages in northwest Cameroon, road travel in mountain terrain was brutal and took several days in a 4WD vehicle. A short flight of a few hours left much more time for translation work. And they got to their work during the rainy season when road travel was impossible.
A translation team that needed to travel to a centralized location to conduct a workshop for representatives from several language groups found commercial air transport unreliable. Mission air transport got them there in a timely manner.
Personnel who conduct linguistic and translation training for Cameroonians at two national universities and a seminary can rely on the Yaounde aviation service for their transportation.
Medical workers like Dr. Jim and Ina Smith also need air transportation for their work at a Cameroon Baptist Convention mission hospital in Banyo. According to Daryl Young, one of Yaounde’s pilot-mechanics, “I’ve often heard Dr. Jim and Ina express that without our flight service helping them, they would have left Cameroon long ago: ‘The roads to Banyo are just too harsh for our mature bones.’”
Safe, dependable air transportation is a key solution to advancing the Bible translation process, overcoming the geographic barriers that often make the work so difficult. We invite you to partner with us as we come alongside our partner in Cameroon to provide the aircraft they need.
To support this project and others like it, please give to Transportation Solutions. Thank you for partnering with us in this ministry!