Yes, you read that correctly! 2 of our very dearest friends and members of our team got MARRIED right beside a glacier bay in Alaska on Saturday! DJ and Rebecca have been waiting on the Lord to tell them when the time was right. They didn't plan to do it this way, but once we were here, it just seemed so right. They told David and I, but to everyone else (including Rebecca's mother who was with us on this trip!) it was a HUGE surprise!Saturday was our last full day in Alaska with the Arkansas ... Read More about Alaska – the wedding!
During our time in Alaska, one of our main "jobs" was to have a VBS for the children of Muldoon Road Baptist Church and University Baptist Church. We just fell in love with the people of these 2 churches! Our hearts were also broken for the struggles they are facing. We were blessed to be able to attend services at both churches, and both churches have their own set of struggles. One church has had multiple staffing issues, being without a pastor for long periods of time. One of the churches ... Read More about Alaska – VBS
One of the biggest blessings and highlights from our time in Alaska was spending time with the Baptist Boys Home. There are 10 teenage boys in this home right now. They are all there for different reasons. They may have been in trouble for various reasons, but there are others who were taken from their homes due to abuse.This is the place that broke our hearts the most, gave us the most joy and that gives us so much to be praying about! We just love these boys!The first day we went to spend time ... Read More about Alaska – Baptist Boys Home
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