Ms. Sara

Charles Ting led our devotion this morning taken from Ephesians 4, Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ.  We were reminded we ALL have gifts and talents to contribute and that we are called to be Stewards as well as living a life worthy of the calling we have received. It was our final […]

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Mistaken Identities

Kyle and Will began our day with a devotion on “Mistaken Identities” taken from 1 John 3:11-24. We were reminded that at a basic level and from a biblical perspective, we have much in common with the poor.  The non-poor suffer from the same kind of poverty as the poor – only it is expressed […]

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Transformation During Missions

Hannah began our day with a devotion on transformation during missions.  We had insightful conversation afterwards with everyone sharing. After our morning painting assignment we were treated to a delightful lunch of moose meatballs with lingonberry (Alaska cranberries) sauce and rice prepared by Kay, an amazing lady and volunteer of the church.  She also presented […]

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More Painting

Good Morning from Chugiak!  It is a brisk cool 47 degrees with an expected high of 60, absolutely delightful. After a delicious breakfast of pancakes and the devotion from Mona Mae entitled, “The Heart of it All” from the gospel of Mark our painting continued. The church is large and built in the early 70’s […]

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Fire Lake

Today we had the opportunity and privilege of worshiping with the family of faith as well as being a part of “A liturgy of Installation and Farewell of Pastor”. This ceremony is rarely performed by the UMC and it was our first time to witness. Immediately following a light lunch we resumed our painting of […]

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The Last Frontier

The day started at 8:00 with Will’s famous scrambled eggs, toast and Alaska homemade Strawberry Preserves   After our devotion time led by Martie it was time to work!  Our agenda for the day was to paint the Narthex.  That was finished by noon and we began taping and painting in the Sanctuary after enjoying […]

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65 Degrees in Alaska

We arrived safely in Anchorage at 1:30 p.m. and met up with our 8th team member Charles Ting.  We were greeted by our hosts from the The UMC of Chugiak of The temperature was a wonderful 65 degrees. After settling in to the church we ventured out to explore the Municipality of Alaska.  After a […]

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Final Day

It was hard to say goodbye at the train. Had a great  11 hr train ride overnight from Ulyanovsk leaving at almost 9 pm Thursday night and waking  to a very hot and sunny Moscow with temps  in the upper 80’s . Got to Moscow Friday morning about 9 AM and will be leaving the […]

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Second Day of Camp

We looked at today’s verse which was so appropriate.  First Thessalonians 5:11 We shared the thing we found on the beach trade shows our relation to God. Nadya showed a large Rick that is God and a smaller rock that is the person. When the small rock sits in just the right spot on top […]

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Camp in Russia

On Tuesday we traveled  across the Volga River to a beautiful place with cabins and lots of space for walking and playing games and swimming. We made lunch together and then divided into discussion groups for Bible study.  We talked about the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery ( John 8:1-11) also […]

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