Wasilla, Alaska Day 5 of 2018 Trip

Our last work day has arrived. So long blue tape and scaffolding! We are thrilled to see what a difference a fresh coat of paint will do. Oh, and the nursery! One of our members painted a few birch trees on the new, mint green walls complete with some bright colored birds. We pray the […]

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Wasilla, Alaska Day 4 of 2018 Trip

Today’s hard work is brought to you by black, hot coffee. But really, we needed a few pots of coffee to face all the walls left to paint. There was a lot of work ahead of us, but we are a determined bunch that likes a good challenge. We continued with the nursery, kitchen and […]

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Wasilla, Alaska – Day 3, 2018

Early Monday morning, our team of 12 joined a few local church members to continue our various tasks. God has blessed our team with lots of talent to knock out different works. From the tops of the walls to the base boards, no inch went untouched. A much needed break, our lunch was paired with […]

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Wasilla, Alaska – Day 2 of 2018 Trip

The heart warming congregation of Christ First UMC welcomed our team during their worship service. We all enjoyed a potluck dinner and fellowship time with the congregation afterwards. After much needed rest we accepted the invitation to a cookout at a friend and member of Willow UMC.

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Wasilla, Alaska – Day 1 of 2018 trip

Early Saturday morning our team arrived in the magnificent land of the midnight Sun This is not just a saying as it was still daylight when we landed in Anchorage after midnight. As we made our way to Christ 1st United Methodist Church in Wasilla, we saw majestic mountains and gorgeous birch and pine tree […]

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Bitter Sweet

Saturday is bitter sweet. We are all exhausted and ready for our own bed and a nice long shower, but we are also sad to leave this place that has become so familiar and so much like a second home for so many of us. We circled up with our host and his staff to […]

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Final Sunset

   Free day – on Friday, we take a little time for ourselves and engage in some of the local activities the island has to offer. Tourism being there biggest employer and income on the island, we like to contribute where we can. Five of the team members took the opportunity to take Steel Pan […]

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God is good

   Our plans for Thursday were a little different than the previous work days had been. Today we woke up and spent our morning sorting dirt and debris from the beans, so they could be cooked, cooked rice and grilled 250 pork chops. We cooked all the food at the house and transported it all […]

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Kids Help

    We arrived Wednesday having only a few more projects on the list and most of us thinking we’d finish up early. We began putting up the final pieces to finish the back staircase and then it was stained. Several of us where busy painting the front porch, but Mrs. Elva was really concerned […]

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Power Outage

  Before After Tuesday, we woke up and arrived at Mrs. Elva’s eager to get started on the back staircase. We arrived, and the island was experiencing a power outage at the time, which is common, so we weren’t able to use our power tools to cut the wood for the handrail. We did a […]

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