Your Gifts Multiply God’s Word

More than three years ago—thanks to your generous gifts—we were able to supply portable recording equipment to help Lauren and Connie Runia, media specialists working in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Believers in that region have joyfully received the video and audio Scripture materials the Runias and their trainees have produced. Plus, five local men have volunteered to receive additional training to multiply the work.

Lauren Runia mentoring a media specialist during a village recording

“We’ve really experienced the Lord’s blessing on our training during the past couple of weeks,” Lauren reported in November. “We’ve been teaching our media team to make Bible apps from the New Testament audio recordings they’ve made over the past couple years. There is a lot of excitement about these apps! Now people can use their phones to listen to the Bible in their language and follow along with the text at the same time.”

JAARS has been coming alongside our partners in PNG to provide equipment and support training so they can dub the JESUS film in local languages and record and duplicate Scripture videos. “As the team continues to gain experience, they are learning new things so quickly,” Lauren commented. “There is a real excitement about the work that our media teams are doing.”

Pray for these travelers as they work with local churches and volunteers. And add your gifts to support this valuable work at or