Please join us for a wonderful day trip to Waxhaw, North Carolina to visit the Wycliffe Bible Translators JAARS facility. What’s JAARS you say? The letters stand for “Jungle Aviation And Radio Service” and represents the technical arm for Wycliffe’s Bible translation throughout the world. We’ll depart Millbrook at 7:00 AM sharp and arrive at Waxhaw a few minutes after 9:00 AM. The event is scheduled from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will be flight demonstrations, activities and displays that allow you to try your hand at Bible Translation or computer repair. Check out a boat, a rugged MP3 player, or a solar power setup. There will be sessions with folks telling how God’s Word is changing lives, and how Internet access helps translation work.
And, if you like, you can hop into a missionary plane or helicopter. Or pile into a four-wheel drive and enjoy our off-road course. Either way, you’ll get a taste of how Bible translators reach remote villages. Rides in both aircraft and the 4WD course are limited, and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. (You’ll need to sign their liability waiver.)
And of course, there will be opportunities to chat with pilots, software developers, boat captains, trainers, translators, and more – people who’ve served all over the world. And they all have stories! You may even get to record your voice in the JESUS film!
And you must make time to visit The Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico-Cardenas Museum. The Alphabet museum tells the story of our alphabets and languages came to be from the beginning of time and has more information than you can probably absorb in the time we’ll spend there.
Wear comfortable shoes for walking to the activities, sessions, and displays. Lunch will be available on campus for a very reasonable price.
Many of our folks currently enrolled in the Perspectives Course will be going, and will be delighted to have you join us. Our bus can carry 56 passengers, and if we have more than that sign up, we’ll look at additional transportation. Trip costs will be determined when I have a final count of passengers.
We will depart Waxhaw about 4:00 PM and arrive back at MBC by 6:30 PM or so.
To sign up, please call/text Steve Corley at 803-761-1575. Leave me a voice mail if I don’t answer.
Looking forward to you joining us!!