Alaska

The Greatest Search And Rescue Mission Ever

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By John Tramm Click here to read the Slate version of this story Two men lifted the wooden cross and placed it into a hole in the ice. I glanced to the left at the river – it was strange to see such a large area of open water in January. Normally frozen over by…read more

Learning From Learners

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By Cristy Slawson “You have two eyes, two ears and one mouth. You’ll do well to use them in the proportion God has given.” These were words of wisdom from veteran missionary, Barney Furman, to a young couple heading to the remote village of Ruby, Alaska. John and Jen Tramm, with their three children Hans,…read more

Recounting God’s Praise in Alaska

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By Thomas Slawson Born In Different Worlds Ninety-three years separated the oldest person from the youngest at InterAct’s Alaska field conference this year – almost a century. Barney Furman was born in 1922, just two years after the United States ratified the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote. Penicillin had not yet…read more

Preparing Future LEaDers in Alaska

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By Jill Horsman In April of last year we asked you to pray for a new ministry opportunity in Alaska. InterAct had entered into partnership with four other ministries in the state to start LEaD Alaska, a LEadership and Discipleship program. In October those prayers were answered as LEaD Alaska officially launched. There are now four participants who are going through…read more

LEaD: A New Discipleship Program in Alaska

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By Steve and Jill Horsman Majestic mountains and an impressive panoramic view of the Mat-Su Valley impact all visitors to InterAct’s Lazy Mountain campus. The awesome landscape reminds everyone of the vastness of the state. Alaska is big!Similarly, the needs in Alaska are big—even daunting. It was exactly these daunting ministry needs that prompted us…read more

The Christmas Moon

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By Bob Moffat It was hard not to feel GL-O-O-O-MY. As we looked out the ice decorated windows on the shortest day of the year it was still blowing and snowing. No mail plane again today. December 21 was going to be the same as many previous days: cold, dark and snowy.  As we looked,…read more

Once a Teacher…Always a Teacher

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By Tanya Walmer In 1958, Wally Bays and his wife Alice heard that InterAct, then Arctic Missions, was looking for people to come to Alaska to work with Native village high school students. After praying over the opportunity with their pastor and church, Wally and Alice moved to Alaska and started Victory High School, a…read more