Where are we?
Seven Hillsiders - Jana Clark, Sarah Ago, David Doering, Lindsey DeWilde, Cathy Nemanic, Erik Nemanic, and Val Sommese - will be in Soldotna, Alaska for a week helping serve alongside our partners at Alaska Christian College. I (Lindsey) will be documenting the week via this blog and my rookie photography skills, so join us, Hillside, on our trek through the small town of Soldotna, Alaska!
Alaska Christian College’s mission is to “empower Alaska Natives through biblically-based education and Christian formation to pursue excellence in character, learning, and service as followers of Christ.” They are affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church (that’s us!) and we are excited to continue Hillside’s longstanding partnership with the college.
What are we doing?
We are doing Kingdom work!! We, along with other people from various Covenant churches, will be helping finish an indoor garage and storage space for the college that will make the hard winters in Alaska a bit easier for the students and faculty. The college relies heavily on the work that the churches provide during the summers.
How can Hillside be praying for the team?
We would love your prayers during this week!
Jana - For heath and strength throughout the week
Sarah - For a fruitful week of good teamwork
Lindsey - To welcome insight into God’s purpose and press on in faith even without that insight
David - That our offering and service will be multiplied and used to further God’s Kingdom
Kathy - That we will accomplish the project in a timely manner so that the project manager can return home to his wife with cancer; to reveal the impact the project will have going forward
Erik - To strip himself of himself so that the Lord is seen through him
Val - Prayer request coming soon…
We arrived Saturday evening after a day of travel, the last leg being a beautiful, breathtaking drive from Anchorage to Soldotna, and then had some time to settle in and rest. Sunday morning the gang headed to a local Baptist church with some other Covenant friends who joined us along the way. After a delicious lunch in town and some errands, we headed to ACC staffers Steve and Lindsay’s house for a fresh-caught salmon and halibut dinner, with some pre-dinner bald eagle watching and some post-fish dinner fishing. Tomorrow, after a night of only 6 hours of darkness (welcome to Alaska in the summer!), we will start our first day of work! Stay tuned!