My attention this morning in devotions was drawn to I Corinthians 15:58 Nasb which reads “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” A great reminder from the Lord to hold true, working diligently, knowing that His calling in our lives is a definite part of His plan for Alaska. Yes we are a part of His strategy in reaching Alaska, seeing lives transformed and changed by the good news of the gospel, families set free to live in relationship and serve our living and loving Lord Jesus.  Be encouraged, Jesus is using you and your congregation to make a difference in your community according to His plan, continue to preach the Word, shepherd your congregation and love your community. 1 Corinthians 15:57 Nasb “but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Praise His Name!!!

Alaska District News and Prayer Reminders:

2015 Alaska District NYI Resurrection Trail/Backpack Camp – Reports indicate that our teens had a wonderful time on the Resurrection trail, no snow on the pass this year was wonderful. Thanks to our leaders Pastor MJ Quick and Dennis Strait and the volunteers in making this a wonderful week for the adventurous on our district each year!!!

2015 AK Kids Camp – We enjoyed a wonderful 2015 AK Kids Camp at Camp Maranatha with Pastor Joe & Angela Parreira directing, and a great staff as well. Over 26 young people rededicated or committed their lives for the first time to the Lord Jesus. Please remember them in prayer as they go back to their families and churches they are effectively discipled in their walk with Jesus.

June 30 – July 4 AK District Family Camp @ Camp Maranatha

Information has been sent to all pastors, please share this with your congregation and let them know what our district is doing – (Pastors we need you to share about district events and encourage prayer for the district), you are the primary supporter and encourager in your local congregation of being a connectional church – and we need your help.

Nazarene Youth Congress @ Louisville, Kentucky July 7 – 13th

Please pray for our district Teens and leaders that will be traveling to NYC in Louisville, we are anticipating a life changing and transforming time for the thousands involved!!!

Alaska District NYI Teen Camp @ Camp Maranatha; August 3-7, 2015

District Pastors & Spouses Retreat @ Camp Maranatha Sept. 29 through Oct 2nd with our GS – Dr David & Sharon Graves – Please put this time on your calendar we would love to see 100% participation in this time of encouragement and rest for each of you and your spouses.

Alaska District Facebook Page – Look us up on Facebook and follow the “Missional Prayer Reminders” as well district news events.

Have an Awesome Alaska Summer,

Pastor Paul