Family Calendar & Concerts
Missions at the Airport (Wed. Sep 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Central Illinois Regional Airport - CIRA Commons (old terminal)
3201 Cira Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704
Missions at the Airport is a specifically designed educational and informative event showcasing the work and technology of Wycliffe Bible Translators and JAARS.
Bible translators working around the world, some located in very remote places, depend on modern technologies to accomplish certain aspects of their work. For more than 50 years, JAARS has served Wycliffe Bible Translators in the task of Bible translation by providing people, training, and technological services. Wycliffe’s goal is to help provide Scripture in the heart language for all the world’s peoples.
This intriguing program for the whole family will show how aviation, computing, modern media methods, and other technologies speed the work of Bible translation.
The public is invited to ride in a JAARS airplane or helicopter for a small fee and to watch a short take-off and landing Helio Courier airplane demonstration. The “Helio” can fly as slow as 30 mph, safely bringing up to six passengers to short jungle airstrips. In addition, visitors can see how computers are used in Bible translation, explore other technology at working displays, talk with Wycliffe missionaries, and browse colorful literature. Refreshments will be available.
Wycliffe estimates that almost 2,000 language groups need translations and do not yet have a Bible translation program begun in their language. Currently, Wycliffe translators work in more than 1,400 languages, representing 93 countries. Wycliffe’s primary focus within the U.S. is to work in cooperation with local churches in providing people, prayer, and financial resources for Bible translation.
Log on to www.jaars.org and www.wycliffe.org for an informative and interesting look at these two related organizations.
AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 2, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)
Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.
There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.