I know it's been awhile since our mission to Alaska but God is still using our trip to minister to others.
I was able to share at our Rejoice! womens tea on Saturday about my Alaska experience and how God equipped me with His tools to do it. My first major public speaking to over 100 ladies! God gave me total peace because it was His words not my own.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It has been an amazing summer up here in Alaska. Seeing the church building progress as far as it has in 10 weeks has been a humbling experience. When I see all the work that has been done by voulenteer groups ,freinds, and church members I can see God's hand in how far we got on the project. At this time on the building all of the electrical is roughed in. Sheetrock is hung in the sancuary ( thanks to an awesome church work day last Saturday ) Also sheetrock is hung in all classrooms and halls that do not have any plumbing in them. The new front doors should be here in the next week or so. All of the hot water lines for the heating system are in place. When I think about the project and how I would have liked to have been farther I have to remember all of the things we had to do to make the project work. Doing design when I got here for the permits. Fixing all the strucual problems with the building to make it strong enough for the snow load on the roof. Fixing the one thing that the electrical inspector did not like. ( I lost three days fixing it ). The learning curve for the boiler lines ( I had never done boiler lines before ). So in the end I am very pleased with were we are leaving the project. I look forward to being able to tell many of you how our summer went and how the Lord was able to use us this summer. My brother Abe is coming up for a black bear hunt for four days. We spotted 3 bears in a 10 square mile area from the air. Then he is going to help me drive the truck home 3600 miles again!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday August 21st was Nathan's final work day on the church building. We wish the building was further along but God called and provided what was necessary for us to be here to this point and what has been accomplished is His plan! We have been so blessed to be apart of what God is doing here in Moose Pass.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Had an awesome week with Scott, Allyson and Lily! The guys got a lot accomplished with drywall. Allyson and I even helped screw in some sheets.
We kept them busy with hiking tackling Carter Lake Trail 7+miles, Hideout trail 3 miles, Harding Ice Fields 6 miles, and they did Byron Glacier 2 miles.
It was so nice to have someone visiting from back home and we all had fun sharing the trailer. One bedroom for the Wopatas and one for the Voights!
Thanks so much guys. We appreciate your help and fellowship!