Today was a day of rest and reflection for our team. We woke up this morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seward, where we were kindly given floor space at last moment yesterday. We cleaned up and got ourselves moving early to catch our boat to the Northwestern Fjord. This has become a favorite for the Alaska team as they enjoy a day of sightseeing before returning home.
Captain Mike led us out and about in God’s creation. He slowed the boat down to give us many opportunities to see otters, Eagles, birds, Dahl’s porpoises, Humpbacks, Harbor seals, Sea Lions, glaciers, and waterfalls. What a wonderful creator we have!
Our time on the boat and the ride back to Anchorage also gave us a chance to reflect on our week in Anchor Point. We discussed our interactions and impacts on those we’ve met and worked with since leaving home. The bottom line is that we learn so much about others and the power of God’s love and grace in each and every one of our lives. We will have the opportunity to share some of these reflections tomorrow with members at Beautiful Savior in Achorage and then with Campus Lutheran on August 12th at both services.