Winter of 2017-2018, Last Frontier Ministries traveled to the village of Minto one week a month. We have been going to Minto since 2010 and have made many friends since then and have seen many hearts touched over the years! During our time there, we hold children’s services after school, love on the kids and share the Word of God. At the adult services in the evenings, one of our team members shares from the Bible, or we watch a DVD lesson and have discussion small group style. We also host teen game nights or play basketball at the gym to reach out to the youth of the village. Much of our time is spend building relationships and going door-to-door getting to know those living there. There is always a need to be met in the villages, and we are always willing to play our part. There is a small, core group of believers living there, and they believe Minto is going to be used in a great way for Christ. We believe it as well!
We have also been travelling to the small village of Rampart to build relationships and establish continuing ministry there. It is not always easy get there since Rampart is a fisher village and not on the road system. That means we have to travel either by plane, boat or snowmachine. It is always a great logistic challenge to bring teams there, but thankfully we were always able to manage that over the last years!
We traveled to Rampart for the first time in the summer of 2013 and brought a small youth team up for VBS. Currently we are working with several other churches from the Fairbanks, and North Pole area to build a church in the village. During the summers we try to bring at least one team there for VBS, church services, service projects and door to door evangelism. During the winter we try to snowmachine to the village once a month for a few days, for personal evangelism and to serve the people there in any way we can.
This last summer we had the opportunity to baptize a woman and do a baby dedication there!
Pastor Danny Philips has been faithfully bringing his youth group from Texas to Alaska to reach the people of Nenana. While there, they hold a VBS program and serve the locals in any way they can. In the last two years they have also been spending a few days in Healy to reach the youth that is here.