Last Frontier Ministries is involved in a variety of different works in Alaska and around the world. Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts as we reach out to those in need.
Our first newsletter!
New Ministry Opportunity – “The Pit”
Our town by Denali is a hot spot for tourism in the summer. There is a resort located a few miles down the road and the housing for employees is in our small town. This almost doubles Healy’s population in the summertime! A majority of employees come from Eastern Europe. God is bringing the world to our doorstep, and we see this as an incredible opportunity to reach out to these seasonal workers!
We constructed a pavilion (“The Pit”) as a hang-out and a safe place to have bonfires because wildfires are a problem in Alaska. Our vision for The Pit is to provide a safe, welcoming environment to build relationships and share the love of Jesus with our guests. A coffee shop, theme nights, and live music are all part of the goal! The coffee shop building is up and standing and now we just need to gather all the required equipment and finish the interior.
We have done several worship nights on a dry creek which runs just a few feet away from the Pit and where many of the summer employees hang out at night. Several people have stopped by and listened or engaged with us in a conversation about Jesus.
Reaching the different villages of Alaska requires some creative transportation methods. We have acquired several buses, boats, vehicles and a plane to bring mission teams safely to the villages and to ensure we have reliable transportation during our long and cold winters. Therefore, we decided that we are in a big need of a shop to store vehicles and equipment, to have a warm place to work on them and to keep everything out of the elements.
During the last two summers several construction teams came up and helped build a 40′ x 60′ main shop, which also has two big apartments built over the shop. These apartments will be used to host couples and families wanting to work with us for a longer period of time. We still have a little bit of work left, but we are hoping to get it all finished this summer!
Ever since we started Last Frontier Ministries we wanted to start a school of missions here in Healy, where students can be discipled and learn how to fulfill the Great Commission in Alaska and all over the world! Last summer we took a big first step towards that vision – we excavated the foundation for the dormitory, which will include classrooms as well and will hold about 30 students! We were very blessed with actual professional architectural drawings of a building that we had envisioned and we are excited to start construction this summer!
June 7 – August 4: During this time 3 different teams from Lancaster, PA will be coming up to help with our construction projects
July 7 – July 13: For this week of July a team from Go Be Love will be working with us serving in the village of Minto.
July 22-August 3: A youth group team from Old River Baptist in Texas will be in Nenana and Healy.