Alaska Day 7

Day 7 Due to our flight being cancelled Saturday night we enjoyed a bonus day in Anchorage Sunday. We all enjoyed the day experiencing different restaurants, visiting exhibits, taking in a movie and of course more shopping! Thank you St. Luke’s for allowing us to serve the wonderful congregation of Christ UMC in Wasilla, AK, […]

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Alaska Day 7

Today was bittersweet as we bid farewell to our wonderful host families and headed to Anchorage to spend our final day before catching our 9:00pm flight. We visited the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. It is a non profit organization dedicated to conservation, education, and quality animal are. They’re also dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife. Our […]

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Alaska Day 6

Day 6 Today was our day to tour with a trip to Talkeetna, which is located at the base of Mt. Delani. Unfortunately due to forest fires north of the mountain we were not able to see it but that did not keep us from enjoying our day. We shopped, ate and wrapped up the […]

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Alaska Day 5

Day 5 VBS 2017 ended for Christ UMC today with Robbie the robot getting a voice that reminded the children that God loves them and carrying the torches leading them into Gideon! The team completed their tasks of power washing the roof of the parsonage (3 levels) as well as painting 3 bedrooms and clearing […]

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Alaska Day 4

The children of Wasilla and Christ UMC returned for their 2nd day of VBS. They were given homework to color pictures with the heading of “God Loves You” and bring them back the next day. In learning about sharing God’s love the pictures are going to be taken to the children’s ward at a hospital […]

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Alaska Day 3

28 children helped kick off VBS 2017 at the Christ UMC today and it was a huge success. Belinda Ruffel and Judi Whitton are sharing with the children about how they are trying to use blueprints to build a surprise for the children. Clarence Preston, Lynn Knight and Chuck Jackson showed more of their skills […]

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Alaska Day 2

Monday our team got started with cutting down trees and clearing brush behind the church. We also started working on the parsonage tearing up carpet and preparing it for new. The remaining team members began preparing for VBS which starts Tuesday and will run through Thursday. It was a long work day however when you […]

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Alaska Day 1

We arrived safely in Wasilla around 12:30 Sunday morning where we were greeted by our host families! We attended worship and the team had a very nice lunch at a local restaurant.  We decided afterwards to take advantage of the clear skies and sunshine to take in a little sightseeing. Pictures of our drive up […]

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Day 4 – Update

I can’t remember which day we’re on…  So I literally can’t remember which day to put in the title…technically we’ve been here since Sunday, but since we didn’t really work, I don’t think I was counting it yet really not sure.  So let’s call this Day 4.  Yes, day 4 has been great!  One of […]

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Day 3 Update 

The emotional and physical roller coasters that we have all been on over the past few days has definitely made the days feel so much longer than they are!  1 mission trip day is the equivalent of 2 or 3 “normal” days. 🙂 We all have so many highs and low throughout the day, and […]

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