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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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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