Couple Embarks on Arctic Mission Adventure

November 01, 2012 | Ken Crawford

After Fred Grant graduated from the Walla Walla University School of Theology, he and his wife, Kellie, wanted to dedicate their lives to something unique and different, so they chose Alaska, the Last Frontier.

The Grants became a part of the Alaska Mission Adventure, a self-supporting mission endeavor to reach arctic Alaska. The pair moved in July to the remote village of Savoonga on the northern coast of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. Savoonga is inhabited by Siberian Yupik Eskimos, with a population of about 600. Known as the "Walrus Carving Capital of the World," walrus, whale, seal and reindeer comprise 80 percent of the islanders' diet.

Since the Grants' arrival, weekly church services have been conducted in the recently refurbished church building. They are excited about their ministry and solicit your prayers. They would love to receive communication in this remote village. You can email them at