JAARS will celebrate a miracle airplane at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in & Expo in Lakeland, Florida. You’re invited to celebrate the new plane with ‘refreshments under the wing’, storytelling, and a prayer of dedication! The JAARS exhibit is part of the IAMA Fly4Life Mission Aviation Exhibit in the Southeast Aircraft Exhibit, Lot 1 & 2, at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida.
Kodiak N77KQ will be on static display the week of April 9-14 at the SUN ‘n FUN event. The airplane will be the fourth aircraft of its kind that JAARS has sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to serve in support of Bible translation.
Wondering about the miracle?
The Kodiak is a unique, powerful aircraft with the ability for short takeoffs and landings essential for the mountainous, rugged terrain of Papua New Guinea. It has an external cargo pod that increases cargo capacity and requires significantly less maintenance per flight hour. With this plane, pilots are able to deliver essential equipment such as solar panels to provide power for translators’ computers and printers, transport staff to remote villages where they can work with on-site translators, and provide emergency medical evacuations. This Kodiak and the others already deployed in PNG will ensure the next generation of Bible translators, literacy specialists, and Scripture Use workers can have safe, cost-effective air travel.
When JAARS realized the need to purchase this aircraft, hundreds of friends came alongside the organization– praying, giving, and spreading the word about the seemingly impossible goal. Wycliffe Associates also contributed funds toward the cause. Toward the incredible generosity of others, JAARS was able to raise the funds needed in just twelve days!
This event will be a chance to see the Kodiak firsthand before it sets off to serve in Bible translation.
JAARS is a non-profit ministry that helps organizations around the world get practical, day-to-day support for Bible translation. It focuses on five main types of practical support: aviation, land transportation, water transportation, information technology, and media services. Visit https://www.jaars.org/ to learn more.