Waxhaw, NC
Founded: 1963
Current Status: Member
Member Since: November 30, 1989
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $2,025,663
   Noncash Donations $6,704,136
   Other Revenue $1,839,757
   Total Revenue $10,569,556
   Total Expenses $11,079,127
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $-4,379,735
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $8,828,429
Total Liabilities $893,980
Net Assets $7,934,449

Data for year ended September 30, 2014
Per the organization's financial statements
The JAARS audited financial statement is linked below

Contact Information
Waxhaw, NC
Tel: (888) 773-1178
Fax: (704) 843-6385
Website: http://www.jaars.org
CEO: Mr. William (Woody) McLendon
Donor Contact: Mr. Kent Allain

Ministry Description
JAARS exists to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally-appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation (equipment, training and support for aviation, maritime and land travel), technology (equipment, training and support for power, Internet access and remote communications), media (equipment and support for audio/video production/distribution), and training (pre- and on-field intercultural communications and spiritual vitality). As of 2015, JAARS supports roughly 70 partners worldwide who are engaged directly in Bible translation and/or language development, including but not limited to: SIL, Wycliffe US, and members of the Wycliffe Global Alliance.

The Nafe New Testament just went to the printers- after 10 years of work by a team of local translators and their advisors. The finished books will be released at a dedication planned for June 2014. But the printed New testament alone will not reach this community. Many young people now know how to read in Nafe however most of the older generation and those who live far from schools do not know how to read. These Audio players will help people who love god's word but do not know how to read.
Africa is home to a blend of rugged mountains, dense rainforests and over 500 languages. Most regional translation centers have poor internet and phone connections. By partnering with JAARS you can help provide Internet connections, local area networks and administrative computers at eight regional centers. These will help speed up the work of Bible translation and connect translation teams with outside resources.
Fifty-three translation centers are currently operating throughout Africa—and due to a lack of funds and equipment, many are struggling without an adequate Internet connection. By partnering with JAARS you can help provide funding for equipment for more reliable internet connections impacting hundreds of current and future translation programs.
As Bible Translation grows in Africa, IT support is critical. IT Connect is a training and mentoring program designed to enhance the capabilities odf those providing IT support. By partnering with JAARS you can help provide training in these three locations in 2011: Yaounde, Cameroon, Ougadougou, Burkina Faso and Nirobi, Kenya.
Without the coordination, service and training that occur at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, N.C., our support of Bible translation could not continue. This fund helps support flight programs in five countries, aviation training, IT training, Media training cross cultural training and orientation for new missionaries as well as other missions outreach opportunities.
By partnering with JAARS, you can help provide motorbikes for eight different African countries, enabling the translation team to better support language programs. With reliable transportation they can offer on site training, monitor teams progress and get necessary items out to the translators.
Tanzania has over 120 language groups, many of which have no Scripture translation project underway. Land travel is often difficult, unreliable and time consuming. JAARS is partnering with Mission Aviation Fellowship(MAF) for a program based in Mbeya. JAARS will provide pilots and a Cessna 206 for the first phase with a Cessna Caravan to come later. Your support will make it possible for Bible translators to work in remote regions efficiently.
For 30 years the Helio Courier has been the backbone of YAJASI's fleet for Bible translation. Now excessively high fuel costs and Maintenance costs threaten their continued service. The Pilatus PC-6 uses cheaper and available Jet fuel. With these aircraft the team can drastically reduce flight prices to continue serving Indonesia's most remote communities.This will be the fifth and last PC-6 needed in the fleet
After 25 years of work the Yumplatok New Testament will be dedicated in July 2014. The boat will be used to get the Scriptures to the 17 islands north of Australia and have an on board recording studio and class room, making it possible to train leaders, hold Bible studies and record Scriptures in all the islands.
As Bible translation spreads to far-flung areas, water travel is critical. More than half of remaining translation programs are likely to require water transportation. By partnering with JAARS, you can reduce the risk and advance bible translation aat ther same time. Your gift will provide safety training and equipment- such as life jackets, signal beacons and flares. This will provide less stress for translators and during emergencies, the gear and know-how to survive.
Your gift can move Bible translation and Scripture distribution forward through the projects our partners need most. We often find great ways to help our partners around the world and can respond to their most pressing and strategic needs.These are usually projects that are crucial for Bible translation ands have a timing issue that requires immediate funding. We will post updates and photos to www.jaars.org so you can see exactly how your gift helped Bible translation.

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