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Written by Earl   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 21:29
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Greetings from Alaska!                                                           March 2014

 

Those of us who live this far north are enjoying a wonderful time of the year.  We are experiencing over 12 hours of direct sunlight, temperatures are between 0 and +30F, and no mosquitoes!  I find it interesting to observe that when the signs of spring arrive, there comes with them a boost of energy.  There is a sense of urgency to take advantage of above zero temps, frozen rivers, and the snow.  There many chores that those who live remotely can only

get accomplished during this short period of time.  It should be a reminder to Christians that we have but a short season to work before we our work on this earth is over.”  John 9:4

In our last update I discussed our need to expand the sanctuary of our little log church.  Well, praise the Lord, the construction is complete!  We were able to keep the cost down by reusing some of the material, purchasing some used material, and all the labor was accomplished by church members.  Brother Larry Phillips, (on loan to us for the winter from Bible Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC) spent many an hour custom fitting near perfect lumber to match an imperfect log structure.  We are looking forward to filling all the extra space when we celebrate Resurrection Morning in April!

The attendance at church has been pushing 40 recently.  Some who live way out in the Bush are passing through as they take advantage to the good weather to restock their homesteads for the year. Others are returning from visiting family and friends down south for the winter.  Lynn continues to teach the teenage girls, and that is going well too.  We have started another Bible study on Wednesday night in a wide spot of the road coming out to Manley.  About 11 souls have faithfully attended the last three weeks.  Please pray that our Lord would continue working in the hearts of those who we minister to and that my family can demonstrate the love of God to those in the community.

There are some who have asked if we needed help getting our place here in Manley better suited for Alaskan winters.  The short answer is yes.  However, I’m not sure how many of these projects there will be funds for.  The big project would be to add a “utility room” to the house that would I could put the well pump (so it won’t freeze again), freezer for meat and fish, hot water heater, and possible batteries and inverter for solar power.  Other possible projects include installing sheetrock, flooring, install metal roof, and building cover for our firewood.

The annual inspection on the ministry airplane is complete!  Special thanks to Brother Terry Rushing from our sending church, Wyldewood Baptist in Oshkosh, WI.  He graciously gave us 10 days to help with the work on the plane, as well as helped hand out over 600 John & Romans at the start of the Iditarod dog team race.  There were three churches from the Anchorage area who were involved in the with Bible distribution this year too!  Much work was accomplished, and we praise the Lord that there were no major problems found with the plane.  “No major problems” means that it only cost around $3,000 get the plane legal to fly for another year.

The Lord called the Malpass’ to Alaska and has led several churches and individuals to help us do what He has called us to do.  There is little doubt in my mind that any good that comes from us serving up here is because of the love of God and the prayers of His children on our behalf.  For that we are eternally grateful.  May he continue to bless you as you serve Him.    

 

 

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