This Summer has been crazy busy! We have been working hard to prepare for the Arctic Winter, finish our office/housing expansion project, and get ready for upcoming Fort Yukon outreaches.
We have been overwhelmed by the blessings of our Heavenly Father, throughout this whole building project. Fairbanks First Assembly of God helped to finance the materials for the building project, as well as send workers to frame it in. They worked tirelessly for 6 days, completing the task that they had set out to do. Meanwhile, other members of their team hosted a kids Mega Sports Camp at the village gymnasium. We could not have begun to attempt this project without their awesome support!
After the work team departed Fort Yukon, the building had been framed in. What remained was the insulating, wiring, interior siding and flooring, etc. Within a few weeks of their departure, Grayland Short (the father of our Missionary Associate, Cheyenne Norberg) flew up to help. He wired up the office and both bedrooms, completed the outside deck, and fixed a MAJOR electrical problem in the existing parsonage, which could have been a disaster. We were blessed by his visit and we look forward to having him up again in November.
We were also blessed to have fellow AG U.S. Missionary, Pastor Terry Hull, come up to Fort Yukon to speak at the church and help us install our new HughesNet Satellite Internet system. This system will enable us to have better control of our internet usage and bring the costs down quite a bit. Pastor Terry Hull is a good friend of ours and an amazing Alaska Missionary. We are so glad to be a part of the Alaska Ministry Network and the Intercultural Department of Assembly of God U.S. Missions!
Pastor Joshua and I were asked to join the Fort Yukon Volunteer Fire Department, this past month, and we accepted. Within a few days of accepting, there was a house fire. The FYFD was able to put out the fire within a few hours. We look forward to continued training and equipment to be able to serve our village in this important way.
Over the next few weeks we have the opportunity to build up our support team! Pastor Joshua and I will be ministering in Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska, and sharing about the exciting things that God is doing in the Yukon Flats region of Alaska! Please keep us in prayer, as we travel, speak, and meet with people about joining our support team.
Throughout the past few months, God has impressed upon me the importance of each of our support team members, especially those who give $25 per month or less. Not to diminish the sacrificial giving of those who give more than that, but to emphasize how VITAL those who give $25 or less per month are! As I was looking over our finances, I began to add up the contributions of those $25 per month supporters. And, do you know what I discovered? If all of our support team members who are giving $50 per month or more continued to give and we ONLY lost those who give $25 per month or less, we would be out of the field immediately! That is how important EVERY person on our support team is to us!
I want to encourage you, whether you give $200 per month, $50 per month, or $10 per month, that your monthly giving is an ANSWER TO PRAYER and that God is using your gifts to reach the lost in the Yukon Flats region of Alaska!
If you haven't joined our monthly support team yet, please consider it! You may feel that your giving doesn't matter if it's not $100 per month. DON'T LISTEN TO THAT LIE!
If you would like to be a part of this exciting ministry, please click here: GIVING.AG.ORG and make a monthly commitment. If $10 per month is within your means, right now, we absolutely welcome your support!
Thanks for everything you do for us!
Please don't forget to pray for us!
- Pastor Jeremiah Niemuth