Sitka Students Virtually Bike the World

March 20, 2017 / Kallie McCutcheon

“Go faster to finish in 20 minutes!” exclaims Ryan McCutcheon, principal and head teacher at Alaska's Sitka Adventist School, exuberantly, as students pedal briskly to reach their goal. Their goal is located across town in Mexico City, a place they might never travel in their lives, and it is simple: bike 2 miles within 20 minutes.

Anchorage Spanish Church Experiences Powerful Year

March 14, 2017 / Don West

The Spanish congregation in Anchorage, Alaska, can look back on the year 2016 with a deep sense of gratitude for what can only be described as a year of unprecedented and unexpected blessings. A number of providential occurrences allowed members to experience a faint idea of what it means for God to do “exceedingly, abundantly above” our loftiest aspirations.

Tea Party Celebrates God’s Princesses

March 06, 2017 / Jean Gobah

Many little girls like to pretend to be a princess. They enjoy dressing up in pretty dresses and sparkly things; it makes them feel special. Playing off that idea, a mother-daughter Princess Tea was held at Anchorage Junior Academy on Feb. 11 for more than 120 people, including 61 girls ages 4–12 and their mothers, grandmothers and adult friends.

Anchorage Women Reach Out to Elderly

February 08, 2017 / Loren Mangena

There are many ways we can reach out to make a difference in the lives of others. During December, Anchorage Community Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s ministries seized the opportunity to be involved in their local community by becoming the eyes, heart and feet of Jesus outside the walls of their church.

Bethel Company Gains New Members

February 01, 2017 / Vecous Waite

Nov. 19, 2016, the Sabbath before Thanksgiving, was a day the Bethel Adventist Company had much to give God thanks for. One of our local high school teachers, Aiden Keller, and his fiancée, Deonna Graham, made the decision to demonstrate the committing of their lives to the Lord and His ministry through baptism. But this baptismal ceremony was not an ordinary one because it was done at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center. It was not only a public demonstration but an act of ministry to the Bethel community. 

Fairbanks Church Turns Hacksaw Ridge Into Mini-Evangelism Event

January 08, 2017 / Steve Evenson

In the fall of 2016, the new movie about Private Desmond Doss' life called Hacksaw Ridge was released. There were quite a few people in the Fairbanks Church excited about the ministry opportunities the movie release provided. After some discussion, the church board decided to purchase 2,500 copies of Hero of Hacksaw Ridge, a book written to complement the movie, to distribute at the theater after the movie's showing.

Members Feed Juneau the Bread of Life

January 06, 2017 / Liza Lowry

The Juneau (Alaska) Church family supports their community by volunteering at the Glory Hole, a local soup kitchen/homeless shelter. Every fourth Sunday of the month, volunteers participate by helping to prepare and serve the dinner meal.

Since the ministry began in 2009, the church family has donated and prepared all the food on the Sundays when they serve. Members interact and pray with residents as well as sing with them before serving the meal.

'Diabetes Undone' Comes to Wasilla

January 06, 2017 / Todd Ervin

Wes Youngberg, a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, Calif., came to the Wasilla Church Oct. 7–8, 2016, to kick off a Diabetes Undone seminar. This was the first time a seminar such as this was done in Alaska.

The Wasilla Church was packed that Sabbath with an overflow crowd that came to hear Youngberg’s lectures on this preventable and reversible disease that has plagued so many people. The main title for his lectures was “Goodbye Diabetes, Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s: Preventing and Reversing Disease the Natural Way.” 

Alaska Holds Native Spiritual Leadership Workshop

November 22, 2016 / Jim Kincaid

Alaska Native Adventists gathered recently at the Alaska Conference headquarters in Anchorage for the first of what is planned to be a semiannual meeting with the goal of establishing and empowering Alaska Native people in church leadership.

Anchorage Junior Academy Fosters Student Reflections

November 20, 2016 / Janice Enquist

David Shin, pastor of the Hillside O’Malley Church in Anchorage, Alaska, shared thoughts about eternal life with Anchorage Junior Academy for its fall week of prayer. He carefully contrasted the extreme difference between living for a lifetime on this earth and living forever.

“It’s like a penny versus a million dollars,” Shin suggested. “Which one would you choose?”

He further questioned, “Which resurrection do you want to wake up at? The one with Hitler, Satan, and all the other mean and evil people or the one with Jesus and all those who are good?” 

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