Kodiak Church Launches Fishers of Men Ministry

Kodiak, Alaska, is a wild, scenic and unspoiled island, known locally as "The Hawaii of Alaska." Members of the tiny Kodiak Seventh-day Adventist Church recently launched a ministry to plant a church in each of the five native villages on the island.

They plan to use mass mailings to establish contacts and then begin Bible studies using the Native New Day Bible series. They will travel by sea to bring public seminars to remote villages, using a recently retrofitted boat appropriately named the Devocean.

Kodiak members call her "the boat the Lord provided." She is a 40-foot-long v-hull that has been refurbished in dry dock over the last two years with a new diesel engine, all new electrical, steering and hydraulic systems, along with new railing and windows. Captain Gregory "Gor" Cox, an ex-biker, has become a dedicated Christian and is a walking miracle. The boat will begin runs around the island this summer.

July 01, 2009 / Alaska Conference