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.
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 three 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! This summer we had construction teams come up back to back from the begging of June until the end of July working on building or school/ dormitory. This summer we poured the foundation, framed all three floors of the building, and got the roof put on. We were so blessed by all the laborers that gave of their time and expertise that made it all possible, and every person who gave financially. The Lord provided in some amazing ways and we are so excited to be one step closer to opening our school of missions!