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JAARS

Waxhaw, NC | http://www.jaars.org

About Us

Practical, day-to-day support can make Bible translation possible. We've seen that since we began in 1948.

That’s why we help our 70+ global partners get the support they need most, whether that’s a laptop and Internet access, a life jacket and water safety training, or a flight to a remote island or mountaintop village. In the words of Cameron Townsend, founder of JAARS, SIL, and Wycliffe Bible Translators, “Airplanes and radios don’t just make translation easier; they make it possible.” 


Who We Are

JAARS is a multidisciplinary team of problem-solvers who are committed to the belief—and the vision—that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language. 


We are a community of full-time missionaries, dedicated volunteers and even a few employees who work together to accomplish the Great Commission goal of providing Scripture to every people group on earth in the language they understand best: their heart language. We do that by supporting Bible translation and language development partners globally, and by working with prayer and financial partners in the United States to help make a range of unique on-the-field solutions possible.


What We Do

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, technology, media, and training.


Sometimes, our boots are on the ground (or in the air, or on the water). Other times, we’re providing expertise, training, logistical support, research and development, project management or funding. In all cases, we’re working hand-in-hand with global field partners to identify, design, test, refine and implement solutions that can be sustained going forward.


It’s Easy to Make a Difference.

Prayer, service, advocacy, funding—all are critical, and all are blessed. We invite you to listen to your heart explore how God might lead you to help make life transformation possible—through Bible translation! Come serve with us!

Practical, day-to-day support can make Bible translation possible. We've seen that since we began in 1948.

That’s why we help our 70+ global partners get the support they need most, whether that’s a laptop and Internet access, a life jacket and…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Health & Medicine
  • Philanthropy
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Science & Technology
  • Volunteering

Location

  • PO Box 248
    Waxhaw, NC 28173-0248

Photos for JAARS

  • Loading an injured person into a helicopter
    Loading an injured person into a helicopter
  • Airplane unloading with national man with bows and arrows watching
    Airplane unloading with national man with bows and arrows watching
  • Vehicle going through mud
    Vehicle going through mud
  • People on motorcycles in a line
    People on motorcycles in a line

Current listings by JAARS

Volunteer OpportunitiesLocationDate Posted
Aviation Operations ManagerWaxhaw, NCAugust 13, 2019
Sea Freight Shipping CoordinatorWaxhaw, NCJuly 23, 2019
Assistant Museum ManagerWaxhaw, NCJuly 18, 2019
WriterWaxhaw, NCJuly 12, 2019
Senior EditorWaxhaw, NCJuly 12, 2019
Director of Prayer and Spiritual DevelopmentWaxhaw, NCJuly 12, 2019
Director of Prayer and Spiritual DevelopmentWaxhaw, NCJuly 12, 2019
Human Resources Administrative AssistantWaxhaw, NCMay 29, 2019
Aviation Hangar ReceptionistWaxhaw, NCMay 29, 2019
Aviation Training ManagerWaxhaw, NCApril 18, 2019
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