Monday July 9


Here is a slideshow of our pictures from our journey up to Sutton, Alaska!



Monday, July 9th - Erin Doherty

posted Jul 11, 2012, 8:23 AM by David Sincock   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 8:23 AM ]

Erin Doherty reporting for blogging duty!

    Nothing like a six hour drive in a coach bus. Although we have been driving for a
while, I can always count on these crazy hooligans to keep things interesting. So far
we have colored pretty pictures in Strawberry Shortcake coloring books and answered
questionnaires Deanna made from old MySpace accounts. To go along with what Peter
and Phillis said, yes, Jake is still alive. Although he just admitted he can’t read, so
we’ll see how long this lucky streak goes on for.

    As I think about what could go on in Alaska, I keep getting more and more
excited. I know something huge is going to happen. Things have been hard, trials and
tests have been given, but just the fact we are on this bus right now proves that God
is good and there’s nothing Satan can do about it.

    There’s not too much to report right at this moment in time. We appreciate
your prayers and good vibes. So please keep them coming!

    Also, I am incredibly excited to say that we will be flying over CANADA is just a
few hours!

Stay tuned for further updates!
-Erin “E-Rin” Doherty

Monday July, 9th - Phil Olson and Peter Burman

posted Jul 9, 2012, 5:39 PM by David Sincock

Peter Burman and Phillip Olson reporting

 

We’re on an adventure through the vast Wisconsin wilderness on a coach bus.  It is currently sunny and 82, but we are bracing ourselves for the shock upon landing in Anchorage to a scorching 42 degrees. We are happy to report that no one has died yet, as far as we know. Yes, rest assured, Jake Possing is still alive. Although, the trip is still young….

Before we embarked on our trip, we held a worship service with the help of Cedarville University’s Heartsong.  We discussed what we plan to accomplish in the week ahead.  Our key verse for the trip is from Philippians 3:13 which states, “One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind, I strain forward to what lies ahead.” This verse challenges us to set aside all of our personal distractions that we have at home, and shift our focus to the task of serving Christ at Victory Bible Camp in Sutton, Alaska.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to grow in our relationships with Christ, and return transformed.  We’re excited to see what tasks will be presented to us upon our arrival and how through accomplishing them we will glorify God.  Whether through manual labor, or the interactions we have with the campers and staff, we hope to exemplify Christ’s love wherever we are.

In closing, we are excited about this quest we are embarking on.  As Peter tells me, Chuck Norris can smack the ugly off a moose.  We hope to smuggle a baby moose home with us and show it the amazing wilderness we call Wisconsin.

Throughout the progression of this trip, the blog will be updated by fellow missions team members. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

Bye (That’s “bye” in Alaskan)

Phillip Olson and Peter Burman

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