Hey, everyone! So, these past two months have been amazing, and full of hard work. August was an exciting month, as we finished up escorting teams in and out of Fort Yukon from Camp Nahshii, traveled as a staff to AG General Council in Anaheim, California, and later began the work on the foundation for the new church building. We were also able to give out some school supply baskets to various students this year. The church building project started on the 17th of August, and we worked hard marking out and measuring the dimensions for the building, digging holes and trenches, pouring gravel and compacting it for the pads, cutting railroad ties and constructing the pads, and lag bolting the pads together. The next step is to finish up the remaining pads and assemble the steel frame on top of them. August 30th was also the start of the fall semester for SAGU (Southwestern Assemblies of God University). I only have two semesters left, and will graduate in the late spring of 2018!
We had some fun in September! We got a lot of stuff done around the property, and started to get things prepped for the long winter coming up. My dad (who had come up earlier to help with the building project) came up again to join us on our hunting trip. After 5 days of hunting up the Black River, my brother was blessed to be able to shoot his first bull moose, a 51” bull. We had great time out in the Alaskan wild! Later on, on the 24th, my brother and I decided to go out again so that I could get my moose ticket filled… and I did! We saw another bull on the first day and packed him out the next morning. God blessed us with so much meat for the winter, both from fishing earlier in the summer, and from the moose in the fall.
We are looking forward to attending the Alaska Youth Conference later this month (October), and bringing 5 youth and 1 young adult, as well as the Change Conference in November, and the New Years All-Nighter at the end of the year! Please pray that God continues to soften and stir the hearts of the wonderful people in this community, and that families are changed and transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit to reach their village!