The final day of World Changers in North Pole is coming to a close and all work sites are finished. Despite the rain, paint crews managed to finish every house and ministry teams ended the week strong with back yard Bible clubs and evangelism.
As a re-cap from last night at Santa’s Senior Center, World Changers served dinner to over 40 senior adults and led a time of worship. Three students shared their testimony and students were able to build relationships with senior adults from around the community.
Tonight we will celebrate what God has done this week and say goodbye to the friends and crew members we have met in Alaska.
Tuesday the World Changers were up bright and early, ready to begin ministry throughout North Pole and Fairbanks. Ministry teams are working this week at the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, Santa’s Senior Center and Stone Soup Cafe, a feeding ministry in downtown Fairbanks. Students serve hot breakfast and lunch to those in need of a good meal and assist the Rescue Mission by sorting clothing donations and cleaning residence facilities.
Three crews will be painting homes in Fairbanks throughout the week and have already accomplished a lot on the job sites. It’s raining today (Wednesday) in the North Pole, but that doesn’t stop your World Changers from serving. Groups this morning volunteered at a local school by cleaning lockers, moving old text books and pulling up old carpet.
Tonight students will serve dinner and lead worship at Santa’s Senior Center, just down the street from First Baptist North Pole. Pray for your students this week as they share the message of the Gospel and serve the community of North Pole.
World Changers elves are busy setting up for the project this week in North Pole, a community just 14 miles outside of Fairbanks, AK. The winters in this part of the world may be long and harsh, but we will be enjoying long sunny days in Alaska, just days after the summer solstice.
We are praying for your team as you travel into (or through) the gorgeous landscape of central Alaska.
This week World Changers will be served by a special coordinating team: Peter MacMaster is the Project Coordinator and Jeff Ling is our Construction/Ministry Coordinator and will also be our worship speaker. Support staff will be Lauryn Lane, with Katie Ling and Tristen Ling leading us in worship.
Family and friends, you can send notes to your students this week using the “E-Couragram” link at the top right-hand corner of this blog. Select “North Pole, AK” from the drop down menu, then select “Send an E-Couragram” on the next page. Make sure you put the student’s full name and church, so your note is not misdirected.
Please stop back by the blog throughout the week for stories from Santa’s (read: World Changers’) workshop.