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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, or to the following link:

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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in JAARS, Uncategorized


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The Passion Story – Read Yearly, Understood the First Time

At a Good Friday service in 1980, Leonard Bolioki stepped to the front of the church he attended in Cameroon and began to read the story of Jesusʼ crucifixion. Always before, this passage from Johnʼs Gospel had been read in French, but this time the priest had asked Leonard to read it in the local language, Yambetta.

As he read, he became aware of a growing stillness; then some of the older women began to weep. Read the rest of this entry »


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