We began our official interview/try-out/Technical Evaluation with JAARS (Jungle Aviation And Radio Service) today. JAARS is the aviation branch of the Wycliffe Bible Translators. We are hopeful and expectant that these next two weeks will culminate with our acceptance to serve with JAARS as missionary pilot/mechanics. God has been extremely gracious to us and we couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity.
We flew into North Carolina last Wednesday and spent a few days with my folks. We celebrated my Dad’s birthday and spent some time with my family. Jessica had the opportunity to talk about publishing a book with an author. Then, we drove down to Waxhaw, NC to get settled into our apartment at JAARS.
We began our interview at 8:00 am! It has already been an amazing and blessed trip. Everyone has been warm and welcoming. We are getting more and more excited because it would be an honor to serve with these men and women, some of whom have already been with JAARS for over 25 years! We were able to share a little about why we feel called to serve as missionaries and share a little about ourselves and our relationship. Then, I started to work on some projects. (Unfortunately I won’t be able to share with you most of the things that I will be doing over the next two weeks. Because of the nature of the Technical Evaluation, and the importance of keeping the projects a surprise for others who may take the evaluation with JAARS, we can’t divulge much of the information.)
We are doing well, though. It is peaceful here and it is good to be around other missionaries as well as all of the airplanes! Thank you so much for your prayers. We have definitely felt buoyed and supported by all of you! God bless you all!