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The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. 
—Isaiah 40:8

How is your life different since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared eight weeks ago? There's no denying that our lives and the world as we knew it have changed. Praise God that his Word and his promises will stand forever, no matter what.

JAARS continues to be active in ministry locally and globally, even with restrictions on travel and the local stay-at-home orders. In response to the pandemic, we’ve made encouraging changes in how we work with and serve our partners. We thank God for his steadfastness, wisdom, and leading. We have much to be grateful for—even in the midst of change!


Probably most significant are the emotional and spiritual impacts of this crisis. We’ve seen, heard, and watched a number of these already. It may get worse. At the same time, God is opening hearts and minds of many to the message of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ. JAARS President Woody McLendon shares how JAARS has continued to work and support our partners despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Praise God! Read Woody’s Reflections.
 
Serving By Sewing

We’ve all heard about the shortage of face masks at hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, Shelley Boomhower and a team of 29 seamstresses from the JAARS community are sewing like mad. Using a health-care provider's instructions, they're making masks fo donate to local medical facilities and community members. Read more about our face mask ministry.
COVID-19 is leaving its mark around the world in lives and daily operations. Brad, a pilot with a  JAARS aviation partner, YAJASI, gives insight on how our partners in Indonesia have been impacted and how they continue to serve. Read more about how how YAJASI is serving.
Serving By Printing

Like masks, there's a shortage of face shields for medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help meet this critical need, JAARS is working with our international technology partners and a local school, who are both using 3D printers to make face shields for local health-care workers. Read more about how JAARS is partnering with others to meet a critical need.

We trust you'll be encouraged by these glimpses of how JAARS and our partners continue to serve. Life will be different in a post-COVID-19 world but God's unchanging Word is our anchor of hope.
One of our partners, Faith Comes By Hearing, has developed resources for listening to dramatized, multi-voice recordings of the Bible. Find these excellent resources at Bible.is.
Please let us know how you are doing. How may we pray for you? Encourage you? Please contact us at info@jaars.org, or call 1.888.773.1178.
Learn more about how you can partner in the mission of JAARS.
At JAARS, our mission is 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, technology, media and training. 
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