Our brand new Camp Nahshii family tent.
Wow, I'm finally having an opportunity to sit down and write this post. This past month has been amazing. With outreach teams, Summer prep, and Yukon River flooding, we've been running on all cylinders. It has been refreshing to be home during the Summer.
At the beginning of the month, I spoke at Hilltop Assembly of God, in Huston, Alaska. We had a good time with the folks, there, and we are excited to partner with them in ministry.
Pastor Joshua, from Lighthouse A/G, playing worship on KZPA radio.
As we neared the time of the month where teams and volunteers usually head out to Camp Nahshii, we quickly realized that the Yukon River was not going to break up and clear out in time to get all of them to camp. Consequently, we ended up with 5 teams, totaling 41 people, from around the country, waiting to get to Camp Nahshii.
So, the teams decided to make the most of their time in Fort Yukon. They did massive clean-up projects around Fort Yukon, held services, preached the gospel, prayed with people on the streets, and did other community service projects. Also, they completed many projects here, on the church property. They were encouraged and uplifted by the Holy Spirit, knowing that God had a purpose for them being here.
Butch, from Petersburg, AK, praying with a man.
It was a blessing and an honor to have all these teams ministering in Fort Yukon. While we were hoping to get them down to Camp Nahshii, we were encouraged by their ministry to us and with us.
We were able to get a handful of people (12 total) to Camp Nahshii during the week that they were here. The water was high and jammed full of debris and ice, but we made it down. As soon as they got to camp, they started to clean, organize, and get ready for more people. We are hoping to get down to camp, later today, to relieve them and assess the flood damage at camp.