You helped set Annie Kate’s course

Annie Kate’s parents thought her fascination with aircraft was just a phase. They sent her to the Brigade Air camp hosted at JAARS in 2012, hoping it would slake her desire to serve as a mission pilot. Their plan backfired.

Annie Kate loved the camp. “It solidified and changed the direction I was taking. Before, I hadn’t been sure if mission aviation was what I wanted to do.”

Annie Kate has completed her initial flight training and hopes to eventually serve as a JAARS-trained pilot overseas. Because of her past experience with our organization, “JAARS feels like family. And the work they’re supporting—Bible translation—I want to [help with] that.”

Brigade Air implements a Christian mentoring and mission aviation program nationwide to encourage youth to consider serving in mission aviation. With your help, JAARS has had the privilege of providing a hangar, runway, classrooms, housing, and food to Brigade Air staff and participants each summer for several years.

At the most recent camp held at JAARS, Annie Kate flew the teenage participants. They learned about meteorology, theory of flight, and more. When they weren’t in the classroom, they tried out the flight simulator, made aircraft ribs out of sheet metal, and grasped the aircraft’s yoke—its steering control—in the air while Annie Kate supervised.

She loved watching the students’ passion and confidence grow. On the first day, they didn’t know what questions to ask. Toward the end of the week, they held the yoke, asked good questions, and knew where they were going.

Who knows? Perhaps because of YOUR support, some of these students will join Annie Kate in soaring over the jungles of Papua New Guinea or Brazil in a few years, transporting Bible translators to those who need God’s Word.

Your gift to CORE Mission Operations will give the next generation a glimpse into the world of mission aviation.


“JAARS feels like family. And the work they’re supporting—Bible translation—I want to [help with] that.”