News for January 2003

Aleknagik Baptism

January 01, 2003 / Debbie Reiswig

Jasmine Kritz, 9, gave her heart to the Lord at summer camp, last year, and then faithfully studied each Sabbath afternoon for a year, preparing for baptism.

On summer camp Sabbath, this year, she publicly declared her decision to follow Jesus, through baptism.

As nearly 100 campers, staff, and community members looked on, Pastor Ken Reiswig of the Aleknagik Adventist Church baptized her in the cold waters of Lake Aleknagik.

Pathfinder Food Drive

January 01, 2003 / John Kriegelstein

Vern Osborn, Anchorage Pathfinder director (back row, far right), rallied his troops for a traditional Halloween canned food drive, collecting 1,567 food items for Thanksgiving food baskets distributed in the area.

Alaska Youth Challenge Reaches 26,000 Homes

January 01, 2003 / John Kriegelstein

Directed by college students Jonathan Kincaid, Stefan Kim, Hailu Gabriel, and Alisha Palmer, 16 Alaska Youth Challenge members this summer sold more than $33,000 worth of Adventist Christian literature to homes in the Anchorage area.

Kincaid and Kim have been with the Youth Challenge program since its Alaskan inception four years ago. It was Gabriel’s third year and Palmer’s first.