A quick flight can save days of hiking.
Bible translation takes people to the world’s most remote places—rainforests, mountains, deserts, and islands. A flight can shave off days of tough driving, hiking, or canoeing. And sometimes, it’s the only safe way to get there.
How JAARS Fits In
We’ve been in mission aviation for over 60 years. We help our partners start and run flight programs—by training and sending staff, setting standards, equipping aircraft, doing on-the-ground research, and more. Currently, we help programs in Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Tanzania.
How You Can Help
Planes are the only safe way to reach many villages in Papua. Another PC-6 means our partner can serve Bible translation even better—with more flights, less delays, and lower prices. Will you help provide the crucial fifth turbine-powered PC-6 for YAJASI’s fleet?
The flight program is off to a strong start in 2015, and this year, a flight schedule is being mapped out in advance. At a workshop late last year, the OurWord participants spent time planning when they could make use of the airplane throughout the year. In addition to this, Randall and Shirl Pearson have built relationships over the past six months that have provided contacts to visit in other areas of Australia. In addition AuSIL staff now have a better understanding of how the plane can be utilized.
This planning shows that the flight program will likely include about 300 hours of flying in 2015—the amount of flying projected by JAARS when the Transportation Survey was done for Australia in 2010.
Thank you for praying for this flight program that is helping translators throughout the Aboriginal communities in Australia.