GO JAARS Family
Have you been looking for a way to get your family involved in missions? This is a great, family friendly trip for you and your children! JAARS stands for Jungle Aviation and Radio Services – this is an incredible place in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina where missionaries gather to train and prepare to take the Gospel to some of the hardest to reach places in our world. Nearly 700 million people speaking roughly 5,000 languages have little-to-no Scripture in a language they can fully understand—their mother tongue, or heart language. And when they can’t understand what they read or hear, the life transforming power of the Gospel is stopped in its tracks, JAARS exists to do something about that!
The team will participate in renovation, landscaping and special projects to support the workers at JAARS! If you’re a pilot, aviation mechanic, or technology guru there’s spots for you, too! A week of hard work can improve the JAARS campus for years. Your team might clear a landing strip, or fix up a house that missionaries stay in while they train, or plant flowers to give a warm welcome to the thousands of people who visit JAARS to learn about Bible translation. Whatever it is it will be fun and you’ll get the opportunity to meet and hear from incredible people doing amazing work all over the world.
The cost for this trip is $350 for those 12+ years old and $200 for kids 11 and under. Children ages 5-11 (grade level) will participate in JAARS’ Safari children’s program during work projects.
For more information about this trip please email the Team Leader, Jen McKenzie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, once applications are reviewed, students may be scheduled for an informal interview with a Student Pastor. All applications must be submitted 90 days before departure for international trips and 60 days before domestic trips. Applying for a GO Team does not confirm your spot on the team. Once applications have been reviewed, you will be notified of your acceptance or status on a waiting list. If a team is full you can still apply and be put on a waiting list should a spot become available. If a Campus is not able to fill their team, any open spots will open to applicants from other Campuses 120 days prior to departure for international teams and 90 days prior to departure for domestic teams. Once your application is accepted you will be asked to submit a deposit ($100 for international and $25 for domestic teams) as well as complete a travel profile in Managed Missions. Submission of your deposit and profile will confirm your spot on the team.
We will continue to monitor any restrictions to travel due to COVID protocol in the US as well as the host countries for our Teams. Because restrictions fluctuate, all locations, dates of travel and costs listed are tentative and subject to change. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!
We’re a nonprofit that provides technical support services such as aviation, information technology, and media to advance Bible translation and literacy programs worldwide. Our work impacts teams with SIL International, the Wycliffe Global Alliance, and many related organizations.
When our organization began in 1948, we offered two services: aviation and radio. We were appropriately named “Jungle Aviation and Radio Service” and often went by our acronym, “J.A.A.R.S.”
However, for more than 60 years we have consistently expanded our support services to meet the changing needs of translation teams. In 1986, to reflect the diversity of our services, the acronym was dropped and we became known simply as “JAARS.”Visit Partner Website