Hello everyone! A lot has happened in the last few months. In August we had a team of 20 individuals from Idaho City Christian Center! They were a huge blessing in every area, and because of them we have a new roof on the back end of our church as well as many other things they accomplished while they were here! As we transitioned into the beautiful season of fall, Our team spent three weeks in Southeast Alaska! Ministering in Haines (Haines Christian Center), Wrangell (Harbor Light Assembly of God), Sitka (Sitka Assembly of God), and Petersburg (Lighthouse Assembly of God). I had such an incredible time meeting new people and strengthening previous relationships. Plus, Southeast is a beautiful and breath-taking part of Alaska! (My eyes were blessed.) It seems as though the theme of this year has been unity. And so many of us know, that when we are praying for things like patience, unity or some other key tool to the call of God on our lives.. things seem to get harder a lot faster. But over and over I am reminded of a passage of scripture in Romans 5:3-5, “ We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”
There’s something about knowing God’s got your back that just really lightens the burdens of life. (see Matt.11:30)
Being unified as the body of Christ is gravely important. Its one of the ways we will be able to reach people with the love of God by expanding areas of influence and working as one solid body to effectively take ground for the kingdom.
Our God is so faithful to continuously work on our behalf even when we don’t see it. When our team returned from the trip we jumped right back into ministry here in the village! Late September- early October we promoted Alaska Youth Conference and Pastor Joshua and myself were able to bring 8 of our youth to Anchorage for a few days! It was an incredible experience for our whole group! We were able to build stronger relationships with our students and most of all God showed up. Immediately following our trip to AKYC16 we jumped right into our annual youth conference that we do in Fort Yukon; The XChange. We had a couple of leaders fly up for that and we were able to minister to about 40 or so youth during the 3 day period. It was packed full of food, games, prizes, live worship, and awesome altar ministry time.
As we gear up for the Holidays’, The New Years All-nighter, and a New Year I am so excited and can’t wait to see what God will do. Thank you for all the time you have sown into Mission…Alaska, wether it was through your prayers, financial giving, or physically coming to serve here in Fort Yukon! You are a priceless part of our team and we are so thankful for you! God Bless,