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What is MATA?
A Missions At The Airport, or MATA, is typically a JAARS' event that is designed to help people learn more about their ministry, and to see and experience some of the technical aspects of Bible translation. The Kidron MATA is brought to you by Preferred Airparts and its sister companies and includes a broader missions focus.

The Stoltzfus family has been associated with JAARS and Wycliffe Bible Translators for 50 years. They are deeply committed to the ongoing work of JAARS and Bible translation. From 1987 through 2001, and again in 2006, they sponsored a MATA in Kidron, OH, many of which included a fundraising banquet. Through the efforts and generosity of the local community, over $600,000 was raised to help put God's Word into previously unwritten languages. Further, numerous persons have been motivated to visit the JAARS Center at Waxhaw, NC, and many have become involved in missions in various ways.

You are invited to ride in a JAARS airplane or helicopter to see how some missionaries get to work. Over the years more than 15,000 people have experienced a ride in a missionary type aircraft at the Kidron MATA! Present plans are to bring the MATA to Kidron on an alternating year basis after 2012.


For more information please contact: Ryan Mathys, Preferred Airparts, P.O. Box 12, Kidron, OH 44636

Tel 330-698-0280 ext. 227 - Fax 330-698-3164 - E-mail:

This event is brought to the community by the management, employees and families of:
Priority Air Charter, - Preferred Airparts, - AFM Hardware,