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
"...The Kodiak has proved to be a very good missions aircraft. If all the people and cargo who were carried in those 10,000 hours could speak now, it would be interesting to see just how this aircraft has impacted God’s kingdom. So as we look to the next 10,000 hours, let us all press on to serving His Kingdom using this wonderful tool."-Rick Nachtigal, director of aviation, Papua New Guinea
“God bless them,” a Malila speaker said. “It’s like a miracle to listen to God speak our mother tongue.” This was the peoples’ reaction when Malila translators tested their translation of 1 Corinthians in the community. When the elderly people heard it, they said, “It’s a good time to hear what God is telling us.”
A Wanji congregation recently heard a guest speaker, a Wanji translator, preach a sermon from the book of Acts. Experiencing Scripture in their heart language like this created excitement among the congregants. After the service, people grabbed cell phones to call and tell their friends about it. Even the next day, people called the translator to express their thanks. “Yesterday was a good day for our congregation,” they told him.
Stopping and assessing progress is important in any project, and to hear this kind of feedback from the people is truly a blessing. The flight program in Tanzania helps create translation success like this in the region. Your gifts and prayers have helped make it possible. Thank you!
Fall 2015 Aviation Pre-Field Orientation began today with orientees eventually headed for service in Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia.
- Pray for the orientees and their families as they settle in on the JAARS campus and adjust to full-time training after many months of travel and partnership development.
- Pray for safety and wisdom for the flight and maintenance instructors as they prepare to teach.
- Pray for the orientees to have open minds as they learn the JAARS corporate culture and philosophy of flight in preparation for overseas missions flying.