JAARS installs new president, dedicates new Kodiak


kodiakdedicationJAARS, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to speeding Bible translation for all people through the provision of technical support services and resources, recently installed David Reeves as president and officially dedicated the organization’s first Kodiak aircraft.

Reeves is a 24-year veteran of the Wycliffe Bible Translation family of organizations. He is just the eighth president in JAARS history.

The Kodiak, an airplane specifically designed for mission organizations, is the new generation of JAARS aircraft. Manufactured by Quest Aircraft Co., the airplane is being prepared to provide service later this year to Bible translation and language development personnel in Papua New Guinea.

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MAF takes delivery of its first Kodiak


mafMission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) recently took delivery of its first Kodiak 100, the first of the next-generation bush planes to be produced under an arrangement between the ministry and the manufacturer, Quest Aircraft Co. of Sandpoint, Idaho.

MAF is a faith-based, nonprofit ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world with aviation, communications and learning technologies.

The new Kodiak 100, which will be dedicated in a public ceremony at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, May 2, will go on a multi-city tour this summer, prior to being ferried to Papua, Indonesia, the aircraft’s destination of service.

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