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Alaska Youth Feed Homeless

May 07, 2018 / Tupai Papaofo Loitoa

The youth of the Alaska Samoan Church in Anchorage, Alaska, have been active in past outreach programs such as visiting the sick, donating clothes and necessities for those in need, and frequently coming together to build up each other individually. But on Feb. 10, 2018, the youth ventured further into Jesus’ promise in Matt. 25:40 — “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" — when they came together for a community project. 

Togiak Puts Love in Action

April 30, 2018 / Lynette Goude

The Togiak Church had a clothing giveaway on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Togiak is a small village in southwest Alaska with a population of just over 800 people. While there are stores in the community, prices are high and, for many, travel to Dillingham, Alaska, a much larger community of about 2,300, is not an option as the only way to get there is by airplane.

Three Churches Collaborate for 'Storms of Life' Revival

April 15, 2018 / Carl Butler Jr.

The Wasilla (Alaska) Church conducted a three-church revival Nov. 4–8, 2017, as an evangelistic outreach to the local community. With support from the Palmer and Anchorage Samoan churches, the revival tackled some of the major setbacks in life because of a world marred by sin and provided a guideline to find God amidst the elements.

Nome, St. Lawrence Island Churches Receive Practical Blessings

February 13, 2018 / Leon Ringering

Alaska's Nome Church was blessed during 2017 to have a volunteer construction crew from the Rivers Edge Church in McMinnville, Ore., come to install new windows and siding for the parsonage.

The crew was under the direction of Paul Knoblock and included his wife, Tami, plus Lloyd Smith, Carl Robert and Matt Weber. Within four days, the Nome project was completed.

Dillingham Celebrates Happy Day

February 09, 2018 / George Dronen

Oct. 28, 2017, was a happy day in Alaska's Dillingham Church. Dan and Theresa Breeden and Vincent and Liza Henry became members of our church family.

The Breedens, along with their granddaughter, Sunny, moved to Dillingham, Alaska, in July just a little before Barbara and George Dronen became the interim pastoral team. Dan had grown up in a Seventh-day Adventist home but had never accepted this way of life. His wife, Theresa, was raised in the Catholic faith. When the Breedens relocated to Dillingham, they decided to enroll Sunny in Dillingham Adventist School.

Bethel Hosts Angel Seminar

February 08, 2018 / Vecous Waite

The Bethel Church, which means “house of God,” hosted the 2017 Angel Seminar Oct. 21 through Nov. 11, 2017. The seminar was held at the Yupiit Cultural Center in Bethel, Alaska, and was led by Monte Church, North Pacific Union Conference Native ministry assistant, and his team, in concert with the Bethel Church.

Palmer Opens First Adventurer Club in Alaska

December 19, 2017 / Marta Beaubien

It was a dark and stormy night. Despite the weather, children were scurrying door to door in quiet neighborhoods of Palmer, Alaska. They weren't demanding "trick or treat," however. Instead, they were braving the wind and rain to request canned food donations for Thanksgiving food baskets.

Contributions were shared with Feed the Need, a program sponsored by the Amazing Grace Academy and the Palmer Church to help area families at Thanksgiving time. "The kids were so excited about collecting that they had me running between houses," says Katie Arndt, Adventurer director.