2 of the mornings we were in Alaska we spent at the Food Bank of Alaska in Anchorage.This is a very large warehouse that services lots of food pantries and other organizations all throughout Alaska. We truly enjoyed our time here! We had a wonderful lady, Mariko, who told us all about Alaska hunger problems...how most of them are children and elderly. She gave us a tour of the food warehouse, which again, is huge. Their freezer is bigger than our house I believe!While we were at the food bank, ... Read More about Alaska – Food Bank
Today David was able to go with some of our team to help with the mushers...a dog sledding team here called Jonrowe Kennel. This apparently is a pretty famous place that we were priveleged to be a part of today! They had a lot of fun! And they did a lot of hard work today!We also had our first official day of VBS, it was a wonderful and busy day! Please be in prayer. So many people turn away from anything spiritual in this area, it is so easy for us to see after only having been here a few ... Read More about More Alaska Pictures
Tonight we had several of the leaders from Alaskan mission organizations come and speak to us. It was a very interesting night! Here are some things we learned about Alaska from these leaders.*In Alaska, 95% of the people are lost*In a survey taken from the newspaper, 22, 000 out of 300,000 Alaskans in the city of Anchorage attend worship on any kind of regular basis at all. However, this also included other denominations that we would not consider Christian.*In distant villages (the bush) they ... Read More about Alaska Statistics
Just a quick note from ALASKA! It is beautiful! We arrived safely and are already enjoying the beautiful mountains and snow! ... Read More about We are here!
This week we have been learning more about the story, ballet and history of The Nutcracker. The girls have LOVED learning more about this story! Here are some things we have done this week! We read several versions of the classic tale, noting several differences in the different books. Even the name of the main character was different in a few of the books! I checked out a video of a ballet performance from Russia of the Nutcracker. The video was over 70 minutes long and I thought they ... Read More about Our week with the Nutcracker