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OCTOBER 2020
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Galatians 6:9–10

There’s a lot to be tired of these days—COVID-19 restrictions, Zoom meetings with coworkers, online church, wearing masks, foggy glasses, working from home, worrying if you’ve been exposed to the virus, and the list goes on. Are you tired? Weary? These times are trying, yet they also give us an opportunity to encourage and intentionally care for each other, family, and friends.

Start with remembering how deeply God cares for you; remember Christ was our ultimate burden-bearer. To bear another’s burdens, you must know that family member, friend, or coworker. It takes time and a sense of purpose to pursue and build relationships.

That’s what we strive for at JAARS. We work with our partners to learn and understand the obstacles they face so we can provide the best solutions for supporting their Bible translation, Scripture engagement, and language development work. We hope you’ll be encouraged as you read these stories and see how the Lord is working through JAARS and our partners to advance his kingdom in remote and difficult places around the world.

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What a Privilege
Most of the active Bible translation projects in the Central African Republic are based in the capital city, Bangui, due to insecurity in the language regions. "Laila the Land Cruiser" will carry translators and supervisors to project regions far and wide for the community participation phases. Here's the story from Laila's point of view.
Speaking through the Heart Language
Frank is glad to be part of a ministry that helps share God’s Word with those who still need it in a language that speaks to their hearts. ❤ He personally knows the eternal value of this work.
Read more about Frank's story.
"We Say the Same Thing!"
It’s amazing how amidst great trials and persecution, a language group in Cameroon is flying through translating the Old Testament! Read more about how a crucial consultant checking step couldn’t happen without the help of SIL aviation service.
Celebrate!
Each year we take time to rejoice and celebrate God's faithfulness in giving his Word to people groups and communities in their own languages.
Watch this three-minute video montage of Scripture dedications around the world, a procession of Bibles and flags filmed at our hangar, and more.
Reminders of Hope in Joseph’s Life
After Joseph of ancient Egypt is sold out, given up for dead, he rises up and starts a new life, only to get tossed into prison. Yet he never lets bitterness or revenge take root. Why? Read more from Genesis 39–40 about how how God brings good out of his story and ours.
As each day passes, don’t let weariness or stress overcome and keep you from intentionally caring for yourself and others. As Paul’s words to the Galatians remind us, “Let us not become weary in doing good…”
If you or someone you care about is facing difficulties that we can pray about, our team would love to do that. Just send your prayer requests to info@jaars.org, or call 1.888.773.1178.
Learn more about how you can partner in the mission of JAARS.
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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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