Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Alaska Mission Trip- Day 1

Rise and shine! The Alaska Mission Team departed from the church at 3:30 this morning. (You can see a picture of some of the weary travelers to the left). Tim O'Gara was kind enough to drive us up to Sea-Tac Airport to catch our 8:00 AM flight. Everything went very smoothly with travel, and we arrived in Anchorage at 10:30 AM. After a quick lunch we immediately got to work examining the work site and planning what materials to buy. Later Lee and Darin went out for supplies while the rest of the team got to work on demolition. Yes! (See picture to the right of Cale, Donna, and Larry ripping out tile).

The Mountain Chapel Hospitality House lies in a beautiful valley between two mountains. The mountain out the front door is called Mount Magnificent, and we can truly see the magnificence of our Great Creator here! (To the right is a picture of Mountain Chapel Hospitality House with Mount Magnificient looming in the distance).

Dan and Barb Evans are the missionaries with Mountain Chapel Hospitality House here in Eagle River, Alaska. (See a picture of them to the left). Their two kids Audrey (5) and Caleb (10) are precious and have become fast friends of the team. The ministry hosts about 60 soldiers and family members at their home each week. Dan also leads many outdoor adventure activities for the soldiers. They seek to provide a family atmosphere for the soldiers in which they can become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Please pray for our team as we seek to assist them in this effort. Our biggest prayer for tonight is that we would get good rest. We are all tired from a very long day. It is currently 10:30 PM and it looks like it is 5:30 PM outside. They say the sun goes down just enough to have a nice dusk before it rises again. Please check back every day for more prayer requests and exciting adventures of your Alaska Mission Team.

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