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 Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Tanzania, with Australia on the way.
How You Can Help
Praise God with us today! We just received word that the Cessna 182 in Australia passed its inspection—putting it one big step closer to helping Aboriginal communities experience God’s Word.
Everything went really well this morning. The inspector was impressed with the plane and all of the documentation. … The Certificate of Airworthiness will be emailed to us tomorrow, followed by the hard copy being overnighted. That means I should be able to start flying by Friday! Now I need to work on my Australian pilot's license, including taking several flight tests.
Thank you for joining us in prayer. We're very thankful. To God be the glory!
Please pray today for the certification of the Cessna 182 in Australia, where a new flight program will open the door for ongoing ministry in Aboriginal communities. An inspector is coming on Tuesday, February 25—Monday evening in the United States—to review the airplane and associated paperwork. Pray that the inspector will be satisfied with what he finds and grant the Certificate of Airworthiness without further delay.
Please pray for wisdom and safety for our colleagues in Brazil, especially the aviation team. Because of heavy rains, the river has been flooding at Porto Velho, near SIL International’s center. The main road from their center into town is completely under water—so getting there by boat is the only option. Phone lines are down, and residents have electricity only a few hours a day.