Training Centre: JAARS

Training Centres » JAARS


Country / Region: USA

Hazards abound for Bible translation workers who depend on water travel to reach remote locations. Every journey from the shore is a risk.

Many of the remaining Bible translation programs worldwide will require water travel. But often the only transportation choice for translators and language workers is a local boat—overloaded, overcrowded, and ill-equipped. Water safety equipment is expensive. Training is unavailable locally.

Traveling by water requires a unique set of gear, based on the location of a project, type of travel, and the number of people involved. Common needs include:

Personal locator beacon
Marine radio

Handheld GPS
Life vest
Flare kit
Waterproof flashlight
Signal mirror

Our team provides this equipment, plus training in its use, for Bible translators and their support teams. Such basic equipment can reduce the risks of water travel and improve the chances of being rescued if an accident occurs.

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Physical address: 7405 Jaars Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 USA
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