Hey everyone, Hannah here! Today was a fantastic day in the great state of Alaska. Our team started off the day with another great VBS. The best part, in my opinion, about our VBS today was we were short on supplies. Usually, this would be a terrible dilemma. However, I like to put a positive spin on it; we are reaching more children with the wonderful word of Christ than we ever expected! We had 19 participants yesterday and today we had 25! We have had children come in and tell us they were bringing their friends the next day and we couldn’t help but smile. The VBS is running smoothly and a great time is being had by all. God is definitely smiling down on us!
One activity we are actively participating in and encouraging among the children is what Kingdom Rock calls God Sightings. God Sightings can be anything: a hug, someone helping someone else, a bird, a pretty sunset and anything that could remind you of the love of our Lord. This afternoon and evening, our team took a trip to Homer to run some errands and we encountered some road work. This is usually an unfortunate event for people, but today we received a pleasant surprise. Our van was first in the waiting line of traffic, and the construction woman came over to talk to us while we waited. We found out she was a Christian and she thought that our mission was fantastic and she was grateful we are here. We got our surprise as we were about to take our turn traveling through the road work. The woman placed her hand on our van and prayed for us! We couldn’t stop talking about it all the way to Homer! What a great God Sighting!
The second best part about being here on our mission to spread Jesus’s love is seeing God’s creation. After our fabulous dinner of fresh caught salmon (a gift from the pastor of our host church in Anchor Point), baked potatoes and corn on the cob we went back out to the Spit. We walked along the beach and found lots of pretty rocks and sea shells to collect and bring back home. Just walking along the shore, watching the kids run around, seeing the mountains and smelling the fresh ocean air, I’ve personally never felt closer to our Creator. To know he gave all of this beauty to us lets me know, and I’m sure it’s the same for the team, that he loves us very much.
Pastor Spit Rat gave us a tour of where he used to work and we got to see the moon rise. It was a long, yet fun filled day and we got to end it on a positive note; I saw another moose! (For those of you that don’t know, MaryAnne has dubbed me the official moose spotter). This one was actually pretty close to the road and we were all very excited. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for us tomorrow but I just know God will bless us with another wonderful day!
Thanks for keeping up with us and for the prayers! God bless!