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The R66 container is still in customs. There have been indications that it would be released by now but that still hasn’t happened as there’s one more document that needs to be signed.

Please continue praying for the release of the container so the teams from JAARS and SIL Cameroon Aviation can get to work on reassembling the R66.

  • Pray for the customs process to keep moving so that the helicopter is released soon.
  • After release from customs,  the container will be transported by truck from the port in Douala to Yaoundé where it will be reassembled. Ask God for good driving conditions and a safe, expedient trip.
  • One of the guys on the JAARS team is sick. Pray for his healing and for all others to stay healthy.
  • Pray for the JAARS team to be an encouragement and help to the avaition team in Cameroon.
  • Pray for the work of Bible translation and the people of Cameroon whom this helicopter will serve.

 

Thank you for praying! The three aircraft mechanics from JAARS going to reassemble the R66 helicopter arrived safely in Cameroon on Friday night. However, the R66 container is still in customs. There have been indications that it would be released by now but that still hasn’t happened as there’s one more document that needs to be signed.

Please continue praying for the release of the container so the teams from JAARS and SIL Cameroon Aviation can get to work on reassembling the R66. In the meantime, they’ll be working to prepare the old helicopter which was dissembled a few

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  • Praise God for the safe arrival of the team from JAARS.
  • Pray for the customs process to keep moving so that the helicopter is released and ready for reassembly as soon as possible after the team arrives.
  • After release from customs,  the container will be transported by truck from the port in Douala to Yaoundé where it will be reassembled. Ask God for good driving conditions and a safe, expedient trip.
  • Pray for the work of Bible translation and the people of Cameroon whom this helicopter will serve.
 

Pray for safety and accuracy for the JAARS shipping department: loading a 40-foot container bound for SIL Papua New Guinea and preparing export documents.

It was one month ago today that pirates attacked and kidnapped six crew members from the container ship carrying the R66 helicopter for Cameroon. Praise the Lord that the crew were safely returned nearly three weeks later. 
 
And now the container with the helicopter is off the ship and in customs in Douala awaiting official importation.  Praise God! Though the process is expected to take one to two months, we’re praying for a month or less. The R44 helicopter now in service runs out of permission to fly this week, so there will be no helicopter...
The R66 at JAARS
Praise God for the arrival of the helicopter in port.
 
Pray for a quick release of the R66 from customs so it can be reassembled, test flown, and put into service early next year.
 
Ask God for wisdom for those making plans for when the maintenance and flight teams going from JAARS will leave for Cameroon as when they go is dependent on the machine’s release from customs.
 

The ship arrived offshore at Douala, Cameroon earlier in the week and has been anchored offshore waiting for its turn to dock. Praise God that this is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, just one day later than previously reported!

After docking, the R66 container must go through customs before it is shipped to Yaounde, where it will be reassembled. Please keep praying for the smooth delivery and importation of the aircraft. The timing of this impacts when the maintenance and flight teams going from JAARS will leave for Cameroon. Thank you for praying with us!

THANK YOU for praying with us about the situation with the Cameroon helicopter. Please don't stop!
 
The container ship with the helicopter arrived Sunday morning offshore Douala, the main port in Cameroon. However, the vessel isn't scheduled to dock until early Wednesday morning. Please continue to pray for the delivery and importation of the R66.
 
Praise the Lord for the release of the six crewmen kidnapped by pirates from the ship on October 21!
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Praise the Lord for two new Scripture websites launching today -- the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the “95 Theses," sparking the Protestant Reformation. Luther was passionate for the truth of God's Word (sola Scriptura!), and God used the printing press to get His Word into the hands of the common people. Likewise website distribution is the next technological wave for getting the Gospel message into the hands and onto the phones of people who are separated from the truth of God's Word.
 
Our partner organization used their new "platform" for constructing websites that allows for distribution...
 
  • Praise God for technology that’s allowed website team members living in Germany, the UK, North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan to work together on this project.
  • Pray for God's blessing on these two new websites (one in Roman script and another in Ajami script), that God would use them for the distribution of resources for His glory!
  • Pray that God's Word would go out in power and would reach the hearts he intends it for.
 
 
R66 in flight at JAARS
 
 
Since we shared earlier this year that our partner, SIL Cameroon needed a replacement helicopter, this project has been bathed in prayer. JAARS was asked to help solve the impending loss of this valuable service as their helicopter was scheduled to go offline this fall for months of mandatory inspection and overhaul. Without a helicopter, transporting mission staff to and from remote villages AND providing emergency medical transport to both mission staff and the...
 
• Pray for the safe return of the captain and senior crew members. 
 
• Pray for the safe delivery of the helicopter and that the container will not be delayed too long in getting to Cameroon.
 
• Please pray that the needed government approvals in Cameroon are secured and that the R66 can be released from the port quickly. 
 
• Ask God to intervene in a way so that the question of customs exoneration can be resolved and the needed paper work completed.
 

In 2014, generous gifts to Where Needed Most supplied recording equipment and training for media specialists in the Solomon Islands. Oliver and Johnson trained during subsequent sessions using the equipment. Now working with another partner organization, they recently traveled to Auki to record the Baegu New Testament. Will you pray for their work on this project? 

Oliver and Johnson

Ask God to provide good readers and good health for all involved in the eight-week project.

Pray for the recording equipment to work well.

Pray for good communication between all participants and partners. 

Will you pray for a team from JAARS in Germany from October 7-15? They're hosting a Refuge 139 program for missionary kids (MKs) whose parents serve and support Bible translation in a sensitive context. Twenty-five MKs will be exploring "The Potter and the Clay" with our team this week. Learn more about this unique way to minister here
 

Pray that the kids will feel God's love for them through the team. 

Pray for safe travels, quick recovery from jet lag, and joy for the team as we serve.

Praise God for this unique way to serve missionary families by ministering to their children through fellowship, worship, evangelism, prayer, and Bible study.