This summer was another one for the books! In the midst of our normal ministry schedule,
we had MAPS teams, missions teams, individuals, camp Nahshii staff, work teams and supplies all coming to and through Fort Yukon! It was crazy. With lots of prayer and people supporting and working hard we were able to build and close in the new church for the winter. While most of the construction for the church was taking place we were gearing up to take kids out on the river to camp Nahshii. This year was exceptional! Elementary camp, we studied the life of Samson and how our true power comes from within! It was a privilege to have our younger students at camp, and so encouraging to watch God work in their lives! Next was high school camp. I love this camp because of the one on one time we get with the students! We had 7 high-schoolers and watched them receive freedom and healing as they spent the week learning about different encounters with Jesus from the bible. Our middle school camp had about 40 middle schoolers, and it was so much fun to build relationship, compete in tournaments and teach these Kiddo’s about Jesus! In all Camp Nahshii was a great success, and I am looking forward to see how God continues to impact our students!
In between high-school camp and middle school camp I was able to make it down to Anchorage to attend and be a bridesmaid in my cousins wedding! It was a great time of connection and spending some time with my family. Upon my return from camp, Sharnay (Appointed Missionary to the Yukon Flats) went to Fairbanks to have her baby. At that point the remaining staff kept things going here with the MAPS workers and ministry as things winded down from the summer. One theme of this summer would be that our God is good and He is always so faithful to provide. Even when we feel like things are too busy or that we don’t seem to have time for stuff, He's there at the same pace as us, waiting for us to come into His presence and rest in His love. Matthew 11:28-30 Says, — “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
- Cheyenne Norberg