A missionary service agency celebrates 100 years of flight.

By October 3, 2003

USA (MNN) — Missionary aviation is going to be celebrated in the United States this weekend. JAARS , an organization that speeds Bible translation by providing quality services for Wycliffe Bible Translators and others, is holding their ‘Wings to the World’ celebration, celebrating 100 years of flight.

JAARS Missionary Pilot Roger Krenzin says, “we’re going to have some presentations I’m going to do on the Wright Brothers and that legacy that they left us with man carrying airplane. And then, we’re celebrating mission flight around the world and how the airplane has been used in missions.”

More than 3,000 people are expected at the Waxhaw, North Carolina headquarters. Krenzin says, “there’s a lot of interest in flight this year more than ever because this is the centeniel of flight.”

Missionary aviation is a known necessity for evangelism. Krenzin says it can also mean the difference between life and death. “Medical facilities are very scarce. So, the airplane is vital to keep people there serving.”

According to Krenzin, there’s a great need for more workers. “At the moment we could place 10 pilot mechanics in some of the countries where we work if we had them.”

If you’d like to get involved you can go to their website at JAARS.org

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