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Volunteers from Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia, MO will spend July 13-23 in Alaska, leading Vacation Bible School outreach ministries in Anchor Point. By following this blog you can keep up-to-date with the VBS teams and learn how God is at work on the Kenai Peninsula.
Prayer Itinerary for Campus Lutheran Alaska Mission Team
July 13th – July 23rd, 2017
We invite you to pray daily with us and for us as we lead Vacation Bible School ministries on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. We value your presence with us in thought and prayer.
“Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” – Acts 8:4
Thursday, July 13th (Travel – Fly from Kansas City, MO to Anchorage, AK)
† Pray for good health and safety as we travel.
† Pray that our hearts and minds are prepared for servanthood so that God will use us in His ministry for good blessing.
† Pray that loved ones at home may be kept safe and healthy while we are away.
Friday, July 14th (Alaska Mission for Christ Orientation – Anchorage)
† Pray for our introduction and adaptability into a new setting.
† Pray for some rest and stamina as we transition from travel to our “new home” for the week.
† Pray for team member: Brittany Baumgartner (Volunteer Coordinator for AMC) – Brittnay’s responsibilities include preparing us for the cultural differences in which we will be immersed.
Saturday, July 15th (Purchase supplies, travel to Anchor Point, and organize for VBS)
† Pray that we are able to adapt and be flexible to all challenges and changes that we may face.
† Pray for our group that we may support, love and build each other up during our time of serving.
† Pray for team member: The families of Anchor Point and the surrounding area, that the Lord is already preparing their hearts to be open to learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sunday, July 16th (Worship together and meet our hosts)
† Pray for our time of worship with our hosts.
† Ask God to give our group cooperation, ambition, and teamwork while we work hard to serve the children and families of Anchor Point.
† Pray for team member: Gretchen McCullough (DCE at Faith, Homer) and the youth of Faith, Homer. Gretchen assists our team in preparations that take place in Alaska.
Monday, July 17th (VBS – “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex.” Psalm 139:14)
† As we meet new people, pray that our actions and our words would be reflections of Christ and that others would be strengthened and encouraged by us.
† Pray that as we help others learn more about Jesus, we also continue to grow in His word. Especially keep our daily Bible study and devotion time lifted up to God.
† Pray for team member: Jackie Garvey
Tuesday, July 18th (VBS – “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” Romans 8:31)
† Pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence as we share the Gospel story.
† Pray that, in the flurry of events and opportunities upon us, we continue to remember the true meaning of being a servant and follower of Jesus.
† Pray for team member: Jen Pierce
Wednesday, July 19th (VBS – “The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9)
† Pray for our relationship with Jesus, that we are able to give joyfully of ourselves while sharing God’s love.
† Pray that God will guide and encourage the ministries of the churches on the Kenai Peninsula.
† Pray for team member: Autumn Garvey
Thursday, July 2oth (VBS –Your unfailing love will last forever.” Psalm 89:2)
† Pray that God consistently extends His love through our thoughts, works, and prayers.
† Pray that we may be filled with the Holy Spirit and be focused on the Word, especially in our evening Bible study and devotions.
† Pray for team member: Luke Lilienkamp
Friday, July 21st (VBS –”‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:11)
† Pray that we are filled with peace & joy during our remaining time in Anchor Point.
† Pray for the VBS team as they complete their time onsite and ask God to bless their final day with the children and families they’ve gotten to know this week.
† Pray for team member: Mary Anne Wolfmeyer
Saturday, July 22nd (Local Travel Day – travel to Anchorage)
† Pray for our safe travel back to Anchorage.
† Pray for all of the children who we have met this week, that they and their families will continue to know and grow in Christ’s love.
† Pray for missionaries around the world and for the opportunities you have to share Christ.
† Pray for team member: Ruhiyyih Baker (Deaconess at Faith, Homer) is our contact for the Anchor Point area. She receives the names and contact information for the children who attended this week in order to follow up with the families who are in search of a church home.
Sunday, July 23rd (Worship at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & Departure)
† Pray for our time of worship with the people of Beautiful Savior in Anchorage.
† Give thanks for God’s work in us, through us, and among us this past week.
† Pray for our safe travel back home at the end of our stay in Alaska.
We thank God for your sincere prayers and daily support! Your financial gifts have been a wonderful blessing. We appreciate your participation in this meaningful journey! We are blessed to have had you as a part of our team. Without you, our trip would have been impossible.
May all praise and glory be given to God alone!