VM Alaska Project

About the VM Alaska Project

Isolated

Seemingly forgotten, many with no access to roads, 135 remote villages are home to fewer than 1000 people. There are only 54 evangelical churches scattered among all 135 villages. Most of the people living in these communities have no church. They have no pastor.

Looking for Hope

Many turn to traditional religions for comfort. Even more have become trapped in chronic alcoholism and all the pain that produces in generation after generation. From old to young, these people live with little knowledge of God. Few have yet to discover the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

FORGOTTEN CHURCHES WAIT TO BE REVIVED

A sled ride from the air strip takes you to a group of wooden houses along a frozen shore on the Bering Sea where a church and parsonage sit empty.

Not far from the fish processing plant along a plank walkway is a church waiting for leadership.

In the woods along the highway the log church sits padlocked while local believers meet in a community center.

Ramshackle housing on the bluff looks down on a lone church in a field where a faithful remnant struggle to keep thier church alive.

These all describe fields in Alaska that await leadership from Village Missions. Years ago, faithful pioneer missionaries planted these churches. The courageous efforts of local believers keep a faint Gospel light glimmering. One believer exclaimed that for the last year they had not missed a service though at times there were only two or three gathered.

While buildings are not the measure of vitality in the church yet in many towns of Alaska the village church is the focal point for the faithful. What is needed is the vitality of the gospel. When it can be proclaimed then the faithful are encouraged, the straying are returned to the faith and the lost are converted. It is our goal to build the vitality of the gospel in these villages around Alaska by sending Village Missionaries to Preach the Word and Love the People.

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