How often do planes land here? Only when the language workers come and go. So when the children hear the planes low in the sky, they run to the airstrip to see the planes land. These strips don’t just happen. It requires much work by many people to make the landing area smooth and keep the grass cut short. It is often cut by hand using bush knifes. These airstrips are essential to the work of Bible translation and language development. Without a place to land an airplane or helicopter, getting to these remote areas is difficult at best, and often impossible. Every year more and more airstrips are closed because of lack of good maintenance. Pray that these airstrips are well-maintained so that they can remain open and the work can go on.