Thursday, July 14
Our team arrived in Anchorage tonight on two separate flights. Glenn and Susan greeted us at the airport and drove us to Cheap Wheels to pick up our rental van and to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. After a good meal at a local Mexican restaurant and a trip to Walmart for some basic supplies, we headed back to the church where we will crash for the night with other Alaska Mission for Christ teams from Wisconsin, California and Florida. In the morning we will all go through AMC orientation together.
Keep us (Norah, Luke, Mary Anne, Bryan, Kate, and Kent) in your prayers as we prepare to share God’s love for us in Christ in Anchor Point. We will lead Vacation Bible School there, teaching children that Jesus gives us hope, courage, direction, love, and power.
Peace in Jesus,
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”
Our Alaska Mission Team will be commissioned for service this Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Campus Lutheran Church during the 8:30am and 11am services. They will board their planes on July 14.
A big THANK YOU to the generous members of Campus Lutheran Church and the many supporters of the Alaska Mission Team. Your generosity as a mission sending congregation and sending team is more than words can express. You have seen to the full funding of this mission team! Thank you again.
Please keep us in your prayers during the remainder of our preparations and during our time of service. You can access our prayer guide here Prayer Itinerary 2016 or from the home page of our blog.
It is June and this year’s VBS Alaska team has been meeting for several months as they prayerfully prepare for their time in the mission field in the village of Anchor Point, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula in southern Alaska.
This year’s team members are Luke Lilienkamp, Kate Mirly, Kent Pierce, Norah Pierce, Bryan Ross, and Mary Anne Wolfmeyer.
July 14, 2016 the team will be traveling to Alaska as a part of Campus Lutheran Church’s short-term mission team. They will once again work with Alaska Mission for Christ in supporting the efforts of a local congregation in serving children and families while living and sharing the transforming love of Christ by leading a Vacation Bible School the week of July 18th. The interactions and relationships facilitated through the VBS will provide them the opportunity to introduce children to the Bible and share with them the Good news about Jesus, our Savior.
For the prayer itinerary and trip posts, stay tuned to this blog.