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God is so much bigger than just us. And this mission team is so much bigger than just the 19 individuals going to Alaska. Any mission endeavor includes "Goers", "Senders", "Hosts", and "Receivers".

Needless to say, there are so many people that God includes in His ministry to the world, and we are not only excited to be available to Him, but we're excited that you are a part of this, too.

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You can go on mission with us. . . As we post updates of where we are on the journey God has set out before us. . . As we post pictures of our day and what God enabled us to do or learn. . . And as we post prayer requests.

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07/23/2017 - Church & Copper Center

July 23, 2017
By Elizabeth Barton, Elle Porisch, Karis Schmidt, & Grace Swiggum.

Today has been a very busy and fun day filled with meeting new people and making new friends.

Church this morning was a great way to start our day. The adults had a bible study and the school age kids and toddlers had Sunday school. The sermon today was about why God allows believers and nonbelievers to live together until the last day - because God is patient and wants all to be saved. Afterwards we had a potluck with the congregation. We got to try moose, caribou, and salmon from the Copper River, it was great.

 

After the potluck we went to Chitina (an Athabaskan village about an hour away). We arrived, did a craft, had a Bible story, ate a snack, and played outside with the kids at the park. The best part was being able to build relationships and just listen and have fun with some really cool kids.

 

On the way back from Chitina we stopped at Liberty Falls, a very rocky waterfall that flows from Liberty Creek. We had a blast climbing on the rocks to get a closer view of the waterfall. Most of us got our socks and shoes wet, but . . . we had a great time.

We had a great day. Once again, thank you for all of your prayers and support. Hope to see you soon and tell you all about our trip.

Prayer:

Dear God, Thank you for this day. For the warmth and the fun. For friends and nature. Thank you for this wonderful day that you have given to us and we pray for many more wonderful days like today. We pray to have a great day tomorrow as well. Amen.

Steve says:
July 27, 2017 09:58 PM CST

Hi Everyone!

 

It has been such a joy reading the blog, seeing the pictures, and hearing the stories of how our Lord is working in your midst.  Know that you are being lifted in prayer with each new day.  

We are all so grateful for your service on behalf of our Savior and his church.  God's richest blessings in the coming days!

 

In Christ,

Pastor Steve