Wow, this past week has been absolutely amazing!
It started with a flight to Kotzebue, where I met Pastor Randy Wren and his wife. He graciously opened his church to me to share our vision for Fort Yukon and the Yukon Flats. I was encouraged by our time together and I was touched by the moving of God's Spirit in the service times. Thanks, Pastor Randy, for your heart. Kotzebue is going to see amazing things come from that church! You are in our prayers!
From Kotzebue, I flew into Point Hope! Pastor Roy Welch took me into his home with great generosity. We had many hours of great talks, I was so encouraged by our time together. He invited the church out for a Monday night service, where 16 people showed up to hear the word and worship together. I was shocked by all the people who showed up with a yearning in their hearts to see God move. I can't wait to go back and spend much more time there. Thank you, Pastor Welch, you and your church blessed me TREMENDOUSLY!
Then, I flew out to Nome, where I met Pastor Micheal Christian Jr. and his family. I got to tag along with him as he ministered the word of God and led worship in the Nursing home. Wow, does he have a heart for the elders! I was touched by his tenderness and genuine heart. Then, he gave me the grand tour of Nome and some of the surrounding areas. We spent all day driving around, stoping at little shops, seeing the sights, and just getting to hear each other's heart for what God has called us to do. I am so glad that I was able to make it to Nome. On Wednesday night, Pastor Christian gave me the opportunity to share the word with his people, for which I was extremely honored. The word was received well by the people and I believe that their hearts were stirred by the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Pastor Micheal, you honored me and made me feel like royalty. I am humbled by your heart for Nome and by your people's generosity.
After all of that, I flew to Anchorage, where some of the Master's Commission Wasilla students (Mike Curtis Jr. and Luke) picked me up (at 10:30pm) and gave me a ride to their North Campus, where I stayed the night. Then, in the morning, Andrew gave me a ride to Little Beaver Camp, just in time for the Pastor's Intensive and the Alaska Network Men's Retreat. What a great time of hanging our with men of God and hearing great messages from Monty Sears and Randy McPherson. Much thanks to our Alaska Ministry Network for this great event. Pastor JD, you did an outstanding job, once again. I am so glad to have you as our Men's Ministry Rep.
Well, now I am back in North Pole. I am excited about the things ahead. We have a ministry door being opened to us that I never thought would be open. God is blowing my mind with his favor and blessings! I am looking forward to the weeks and months ahead with great anticipation for what God is going to do in my life.
Thank you all, once again, for your continued support and encouragement. Please keep us in prayer as we travel long distances on dangerous roads. And please continue to pray that God stirs the hearts of those who He wants to be on our support team.
God Bless you beyond what you can think or imagine!