This is the blog for the 2013 Kako Alaska Mission Team!  Check back often for updates!

 

Some more pictures posted...

Getting ready for the last day of camp

 

This week of camp had much better weather for their hike than last week.  And apparently, Hildi didn't need to carry anyone this time either. = )

 

Prayer together...

 

Winter and Janet

 

Hildi having fun with the campers...

 

More campers

These pictures just uploaded by Winter Brown.

 

The following is a note received early this morning from Dary Finck who is leading our Kako Mission Team:

Sorry for the nonexistent email chatter.  Quick update:  Everyone is sick, so it has been very difficult for the counselors. I talked with the camp director, and he is very pleased with the way the team has handled everything in spite of the conditions.

Winter led a girl to the Lord last week, and there have been some neat interactions with the kids.

The sun came out today for the first time this trip.

There has been constant work going on behind the scenes as well.  …

It is 12:10 am and the sky is bright. I need to fall asleep.

Dary Finck

Here are items to lift up in prayer for the Kako Mission Team:

·       Nathan slept better last (Sunday) night but still needs prayer for the nightmares to quit.

·       The entire team has been sick with colds. Pray they have the stamina and energy they need to meet the needs of the junior-highers.

·       It would be nice to have some decent weather and a break from the rain.

·       The food Becky (past of Kako staff) ordered has been delayed until Friday. There is some food but this makes things complicated and she is stressed.  {Thankful we know the God of perfect provisions!}

·       Prayer for the young people that arrived today (Monday).....hearts open to receive from the Lord.

 

A new week if camp is gearing up to start. Please be in prayer for all the staff as we struggle through colds. Pray for the kids that their hearts would be sensitive to God this week and their lives changed. Also please be praying that our food would stretch due to a delayed grocery order. And that God would be at work in mighty ways here! We serve a mighty God and I am excited to see what He has in store for us!

"For God hath not given me/us the spirit of fear; but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND." 2 Tim. 1:7

God is doing great things here in Alaska! Not only in the kids' lives, but He is working/testing each one of us and I know that He will win every battle! Please keep Praying for everything! I Love and miss you ALL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are some pictures of an exhausted mission team on Sunday.  I think this was supposed to be a movie in the church nursery but it ended up being nap time.

Dary snapped the picture and says, "What happens when your team falls asleep in the camp nursery during a movie and..." (continued below) 

 

"...then what happens when they realize you are taking pictures.  Winter is cuddling with the camp monkey."

Praying for you all for health, protection, strength and stamina and we are super proud of you all and what God is doing through your lives through these challenging weeks!

Here is a response from Michael Thomas, one of our team members at Kako in Alaska, to my question of how things are going:

Michael Thomas writes:

It's going great! Most of the kids we had this week were about eight to ten year old and were very energetic! We survived though.  The kids are leaving camp at various times in the planes right now. The ministry is going well though and I know that in the cabin at night we had a great opportunity to talk and share with the kids.  In my cabin we started off in the beginning the first night and talked about Adam and Eve and sin and then continued that the second night with also some bible stories from the old testament leading up to Jesus and talked about that briefly.  Then the third night we reviewed everything and then talked all about Jesus and heaven.  My four kids really opened up and talked about some really difficult things for them to talk about.  One of the kids talked about how his brother, who was 15 years old, died.  After that I really emphasized God's love and how he wants us to be with him and how Jesus is the only way we can.  The kids really responded and said that they believe in Jesus.  So, after I really made sure that they understood and wanted to give their life to Jesus,  I lead them in a prayer of trusting Christ alone to forgive their sins.

I know that so many seeds have been planted this week and it's so amazing to see it click in the kids minds when they finally understand!  Pray that those seeds would grow as they return to their villages and that they would not forget what they learned.

The whole team says 'Hello!' to everybody at home!

Sincerely, 

Michael

Hike to the cross through the fog and drizzle

 

Tire swing fun in the rain and mud.

The first week of camp is almost complete.  This was a camp for elementary age kids.  It can be a tiring week and the team is looking forward to some rest over the weekend.  The mosquitos have not been bad this week because the temperature dropped down to 65 (from the high 80's) and there was some rain.  (If there is more information that you hear...or that team members are able to send, let me know and we'll post it here! Thanks!)

Nathan and Daniel playing dominoes with a young guy.

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