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Bible Readings for June 2023
Teach Your Children to Pray
Baumgartner to Lead NPUC Communication Team
Alaska Native ministries director
By Jim Kincaid
How Indigenous Alaskans Await the Resurrection
The diversity of traditions among indigenous people groups regarding care of the deceased and interment are an interesting study. In Alaska, great care is taken with funeral preparations, casket making, grave digging and after-care of the gravesite.
Creation Calls for Urgency
After spending nearly 40 years in the rural Arctic, I am more convinced every day that the Bible has it right. Isaiah, Chapter 51, says, “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth...
Alaska Holds Native Spiritual Leadership Workshop
Alaska Native Adventists gathered recently at the Alaska Conference headquarters in Anchorage for the first of what is planned to be a semiannual meeting with the goal of establishing and empowering Alaska Native people in church leadership.
Selawik Holds Baptism
For years, Marie Savok looked forward to the day her husband, Peachy, became a baptized member of the Adventist Church. That day finally arrived on July 9.
Alaska Conference Welcomes Returning Missionary Couple
On a recent Sabbath afternoon, the newly arrived missionaries to Selawik, Dennis and Judy Skandunas, were flown to Shungnak by Jim Kincaid in a mission plane to meet their counterparts in mission work.
Arctic Church Ordains Local Leadership
Time is past due for local Native Alaskan people to be empowered to provide leadership for the small Adventist groups in their villages," says Jim Kincaid, an Adventist lay member who returned to the remote village of Kotzebue after a number of ye...
Northwestern Alaska Arctic Camp Meeting Report: Selawik
For the last 10 years Jim Kincaid has organized a late-winter "camp meeting" for Northwestern Alaska. Alaska Conference administrators and selected speakers have flown to most of the villages where there has been an ongoing Adventist presence and ...
Dillingham Church Members Reach Out to Remote Villages
A group of church members in Dillingham are focusing on ministry to the surrounding native villages. Building on the long history of Adventism in Bristol Bay, they are following up on business contacts, going door to door and holding Bible studies...
New Plane and Hangar For Dillingham Area Mission Work
Paul Karmy, of Burleson, Texas, read in the Adventist World Aviation (AWA) newsletter that an airplane was needed in Bristol Bay to serve the needs of the native people there. After discussing the situation with Jim Kincaid, Alaska Conference chie...
Togiak Gets New Church
Volunteers from Milton-Freewater, Ore., descended on Togiak, Alaska, on July 25. Over the course of the next month more than 25 volunteers came to work for at least a week before returning to their regular jobs. On the second Sabbath of the projec...