Heritage Homecoming Camp Meeting

"We’ve Come This Far by Faith” is the theme for this summer’s Heritage Homecoming Camp Meeting in Palmer, Alaska. The Alaska Conference wants to celebrate 100-plus years of Adventism in Alaska with many former members and conference officers in attendance. Camp meeting has been extended to include Sunday, and a pancake breakfast, games and activities for all ages are being planned.

It was about 1895 that the first known Adventist lived in Alaska. Much of the early work in Alaska was conducted by literature evangelists going from place to place with books for sale.

Nadine Hansen, wife of Joe Hansen, Alaska Conference president from 1961 to 1974, has spent hundreds of hours compiling a scrapbook of stories, articles and photos of the history of the Alaska Mission up to 1983, the year that the Alaska Mission became the Alaska Conference. It is anticipated that her published scrapbook will be available at Alaska’s camp meeting, July 18–23. Viewing the book will be offered to those making a donation to the work in the remote areas of Alaska.

April 01, 2006 / Alaska Conference