Palmer School, Korean Church Under Construction

Someone has said that there are two seasons in Alaska—construction and winter. Since the fireweed has finished blooming, buildings under construction are being closed in for winter. Two major conference building projects within Alaska are progressing close to schedule. The Palmer Church is building a school, and a church is being built by the Korean membership in Anchorage.

The Palmer Church is building a nine-classroom multistory addition to their church to house their plans for a growing church school. Immediately following camp meeting in June, a group of Maranatha volunteers arrived to frame the addition, which is attached to the newly completed church. The plans allow for a future addition of a gymnasium. Located adjacent to the popular Alaska State Fair grounds on the Glenn Highway, the church and school receive major exposure to motorists as they travel to and from Anchorage.

The 88-member Korean Church has long waited for the move from the conference office meeting room to a facility of their own. That dream is becoming a reality as they construct their 12,000-square-foot church located in the midtown area of Anchorage. There are approximately 7,000 Koreans in Anchorage. “Many of those have heard about the building project,” stated Andrew Kim, Korean Church pastor. “Some have volunteered to help and have expressed an interest in studying to join the church.”

Through the hard work of the Korean members and the generosity of the Korean fellowship throughout the United States, they have already paid approximately 25 percent of the projected cost of their new facility.

October 01, 2004 / Alaska Conference