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Well, someone has to do it….

 

Jaars airplane just waiting to be washed!

A job was posted this past week at Jaars. Jaars is a non-profit ministry associated with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL. They aid in finding solutions in transportation, technology, media and training for the Bible Translation task.

There are many jobs at Jaars. Pilots, Vernacular media trainers, nurses, drivers and food service to name a few. But the recent job posting caught my eye.

“Airplane Washer” 

At first I thought it was a cute joke. They do have airplanes at Jaars. Because we live only 1.5 miles from their campus we hear and see small aircraft taking off and landing there all the time. But do they need to be washed down?

Apparently, they do.

Brief Description:

This employee will work under the Aviation Manager and Flight Coordinator at the JAARS Center located south of Waxhaw, N.C. This is a part-time, “as needed”, position.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Washing airplanes

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth.

  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively across all facets of the organization.

  • Must view this position as a ministry.

  • Must be 17 years of age or older.

  • Must be dependable, detailed, careful and have the ability to follow instructions well.

  • Be available when aircraft are available to be washed.

When we share with groups, we usually tell people that God can use anyone with any of their gifts in the Bible Translation Task.

This kind of proves it.

Let me know if you’d like to apply for the job.

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Posted by on August 31, 2017 in Bible Translation, JAARS, Wycliffe

 

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Safe with Scorpions

Ken has arrived in Jos, Nigeria once again. I’m always grateful to get a text message or email to let me know he is at his final destination. Today, I got a phone call for Mother’s Day! I love hearing his voice.

Tomorrow Ken and a group of others from Wycliffe Bible Translators partner, Jaars, whose campus is in our town of Waxhaw, NC, will start sharing the duties of teaching and doing tech support for a group of Nigerian Bible Translators. Most will stay for three weeks but Ken’s work will be one week long.

Thanks for praying. He’s doing something new this trip. Although he’s studied the material it’s always nerve-wracking to do work on someone else’s data. He’d hate to lose any of their hard work!

Scorpion!

Scorpion!

P. S. This scorpion was found in the kitchen of the guesthouse he’s staying in. We’re not used to seeing those kinds of insects on the east coast of the USA!

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in JAARS, Ken, Tech Support, Wycliffe

 

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Follow the plane!

Bruce makes some purchases for his long trip.

Due to the high cost and scarce availability of Avgas (Aviation Gas) in Cameroon, Africa, some of the airplanes that missionaries use are being upgraded to a jet fuel burning turbine aircraft. This type of gas is more available in this country. Yesterday, JAARS pilots Bruce Powell and Tom Beekman began the 4 day ferry flight of a Cessna 207 across the Atlantic to Cameroon. Bruce is the father of some of Christine’s high school friends and Tom served as a pilot with us in Indonesia for many years.

You can track this flight as it goes across the world!  Will you please pray for these two men and their families? It is a long trip!  You can follow them on their journey by going to www.jaars.org, or to the following link:

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Bt7W6rZD2ZYQ00Bvf8IjFjhUzJH2PFZv

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in JAARS, Uncategorized

 

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