September Newsletter

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On 1 September we flew a Caravan and a King Air to Hooper Bay. Bob and I flew nine volunteers in the King Air while the Caravan was full of cargo including two 540 lb barrels of spray on insulation and four tanks of propane. We both had eight passengers each going back to Soldotna.
...................................................................................................................Volunteers to Hooper Bay................. On 8 September we flew two King Airs, tail numbers 410SP and 418SP. Larry & Mike, of Samaritan’s Purse, flew nine volunteers from Newcastle, PA in 410SP. Don & Bob flew a load of cargo plus all the volunteers’ baggage to Hooper Bay in 418SP. We also took Rick Wagner to Bethel, one of our fuel stops, so he could teach a week long class at the Moravian Seminary. Once we had off loaded our cargo and bags we loaded seven volunteers who had been out at Hooper Bay for week.

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....................................................................................................................Volunteers returning home.......... On 22 September Brian & Don had a gorgeous day to fly eight volunteers from Canadaigua NY and one volunteer from Homer, AK to Hooper Bay. We were supposed to ferry 4000 lbs of tile from Bethel to Hooper Bay but it hadn’t arrived in Bethel yet so we visited over lunch and flew the returning volunteers to Anchorage arriving home about 6 PM – a relatively short day.

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...................................................................................................................Canadaigua Volunteers.................. On 23 September Bob & Don were off again, this time flying a crew from the Faith Bible Fellowship in Big Lake to the Galeena where they boarded a boat for a 2 hour ride to Kockrine Hills Bible Camp for a week. ................................................................................................................Faith Bible Fellowship Volunteers......... We ran into a bit of ice on the way back to Soldotna. It wasn’t enough to bother the King Air and I got some pictures this time.

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.....................................................................................................................A Wee Bit o' Ice...............

Good News from Alaska Christian College!
This year we have the largest freshman class ever, 40 new students who will spend the next nine months learning and living the Christian life with help from our largest returning class. We have already had five new students who have met Christ as their Savior for the first time! The returning students bring maturity and strength to the freshman. A picture of the new students would show an image only; the reality is their willingness to live and learn and become whole life disciples. Please pray for emotional healing and victory from pain that life in the villages so often brings. Please pray also for freedom from addictions, a village reality that many bring with them and desperately want to be free of.

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We are also preparing for an important site visit from the Accreditation Team, October 10 through 14. The team is here evaluating every part of our ministry to mainly Alaskans. It would open a window for students to apply for federal or state aid as well as make it easier to transfer credits to other institutions. Thanks go especially to all who donated books to our library to meet the requirements of quality as well as quantity. We are proud of what we can now offer to our students and faculty and many visitors to the campus have expressed surprise at the quality of our collection. That’s all for now, hoping to see many of you in the coming months.