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Date Night in Bush Alaska

Jeremy and I had a date last night.  Now if you’re not familiar with Bush Alaska, those are extremely rare.  So I thought I’d tell you about it.  After the babysitter arrived (translation: After we put the kids to bed), we went to the nicest steakhouse in town (translation: Our own kitchen!).  We broiled up a moose steak, made some baked potatoes and corn on the cob to go with it, and even had homemade Italian sodas (Jeremy’s specialty).  To top it all off, we even had A1 sauce for the steak, and butter, sour cream and chives for the potatoes.  It really was rather fun – even if we didn’t “go” anywhere.

Jeremy went hunting last weekend and got a moose.  It took us three days to get it all processed and into the freezer, but we are thanking God for His provision and goodness to provide one for us.  It was a smaller moose (Jeremy thinks it was one of last year’s babies), but we are hoping it will last us all winter.  Also, he had a good time of getting to know one of the new men in our church, since they were out hunting together.  It was a good time of fellowship.

I will be leaving on Thursday to go into Fairbanks to await the birth of our baby.  The baby is due October 17, but since we don’t have doctors in Galena (just RN’s, and a PA), they send expecting mothers into Fairbanks a couple of weeks early to have their babies in town.  However, Zeke (our 4th) was born a month early, so the doctor in Fairbanks wanted me to come in earlier than just the standard two weeks.  Some friends from high school are currently living in Fairbanks, and have offered to let me stay with them while I’m in town.  I am very thankful for the opportunity to be in a home, and not just a lonely hotel room for several weeks.  Praise God that He knows our needs long before we do!  Please be in prayer for Jeremy and the other kids as they will be staying in Galena.  Please pray also that Jeremy is able to make it into town when the baby comes.

Things at the church are going fairly well.  We have had many men gone for this month, but expect to see them back soon, since moose hunting season closes on Friday.  Our Sunday school programs would normally be starting up in October, but we have not had people volunteer to teach.  So we are praying about what God would have us do.  Please pray for the church council, that God would give them wisdom as they make decisions and lead the church.

Thank you all for your prayers. We are very thankful to God for those who pray for our family and ministry!

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Seemingly forgotten, many with no access to roads, 135 remote villages are home to fewer than 1000 people. There are only 54 evangelical churches...read more.

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