Updates

Join Brenda Musuro, a project funding coordinator with CABTAL, on her tour of the Njyem Bible translation workshop and see Bible translation students at work. Watch and hear from Jerome, president of the translation committee, how Internet for Translation Teams is making a difference their translation project. 

Thank you for the gifts and prayers that are helping make this possible....

“This is powerful! We need this in our language! Our people need to see this!”
 
What evoked such a response from the Kamano-Kafe* translation team? It was the DVD produced by a church in Papua New Guinea several years ago depicting the devastation of AIDS. The story focuses on one family in which the parents contract the disease through the husband’s unfaithfulness. The story goes on to show the tragic effects on the wife and children.
 
After obtaining permission to reproduce the 80-minute film in minority languages, media specialist Lauren Runia utilized new technology to pull...
A Story Told by John Strawser and Fred and Jody Leman
 

John: We had come to Pekin, Illinois, for a Missions at the Airport event at the municipal airport. I had some details to see to, while Mike [Mower, Missions at the Airport director] went to a local radio station to record an interview that would let people know about the airplane and helicopter rides we were offering. I planned to listen to Mike’s interview while accompanying a fellow ex-pilot on an errand. Becoming concerned when I did not hear the broadcast, I called the radio station I spotted...

 
 
With grateful hearts, we give praise to the Lord for the provision of not just one but two 4WD vehicles—one in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and one in Ghana.
 
A Toyota Hilux 4WD vehicle was delivered in April to the Bible Translation Association (BTA), our partner in PNG. This vehicle will carry Bible translators and language consultants working out of BTA’s Alotau office, providing them more-reliable transportation to isolated villages.
 
The second vehicle, a Nissan Patrol 4WD, was recently provided to the ...

Internet Technology (IT) personnel from Bible translation organizations all across Africa—and beyond— recently gathered for two yearly IT Connect conferences. Some traveled to Burkina Faso for the French speakers’ conference; others to Ruiru, Kenya, for the English conference. Some were first timers; others have come regularly for several years. All came to learn—to attend seminars and workshops focused on technical issues or to participate in opportunities for hands-on training. And they came to share ideas, solutions, and experiences as a cross-cultural community of workers committed to the Great Commission.

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A JAARS pilot introduces our helicopter to a group of Florida youngsters.
It’s a pleasant day at a small county airport. Gleaming aircraft are parked in displays around the grounds. The buzz of a Helio Courier taking off from the nearby runway attracts attention, and a line forms to buy tickets for a ride. Excited children run from ice cream trailers to face-painting stations while their parents follow at a more leisurely pace, stopping to examine displays, watch short videos, and chat with former missionaries, retired pilots, and JAARS representatives.
 
The carnival atmosphere draws thousands of people every year for a more serious—and eternal—purpose. This is one of dozens of ...
Kuttan, a worshipper of ancestral spirits from the “JK” community, was invited to help with the consultant check during the dubbing of the JESUS film into his mother tongue. As he worked, he carefully followed all the issues discussed in the different scenes of the video.
 
During the process, God began to work in Kuttan’s life. On the last day of consultant checking, he openly expressed his fear about—what would happen to him after his death?
 
Kuttan received and committed his life to Christ—the first fruit of the JESUS film in the JK language.
 
Your generous gifts allow audio-visual production studios in South Asia to record...

Cessna 206 ready to load up for the flight to the NC mountains.

Cessna 206 ready to load up for the flight to the NC mountains.

After morning devotions and flight briefings, three aircraft. JAARS training staff, and orientees preparing for worldwide mission service headed to the North Carolina mountains for 10 days of focused mountain training. Not everyone flew, six ground vehicles hauled parts, supplies, personal gear, and rock bags for ballast. Special thanks to the...