Hazards abound for Bible translation workers who depend on water travel to reach remote locations. Every journey from the shore is a risk.
Many of the remaining Bible translation programs worldwide will require water travel. But often the only transportation choice for translators and language workers is a local boat—overloaded, overcrowded, and ill-equipped. Water safety equipment is expensive. Training is unavailable locally.
Our team provides this equipment, plus training in its use, for Bible translators and their support teams. Such basic equipment can reduce the risks of water travel and improve the chances of being rescued if an accident occurs.
Every person who travels by water, including families with small children, needs the protection of proper water safety gear and the know-how to use it. You can reduce the risk, protect lives, and advance Bible translation all at the same time by partnering with JAARS.
“[When our small boat capsized,] the life jackets provided by JAARS were truly put to the test and proved to be lifesavers, especially for the children.”
– Sissie D’Jernes, Bible translation team member in Papua New Guinea