Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Work & Witness Trip in Cordova, Alaska

Last April, I blogged about my son, Steve's, trip to Cordova, Alaska, for special church services.  [Click here to read.]  While he was there he also coordinated a return trip in July to do renovations on the church building, and to conduct a Bible School for the children of itinerant fishermen.  A group of 16 from our church [which included my daughter-in-law and 17 year old granddaughter] left on July 17th and returned Monday, July 29th.  They had a great time and loved Alaska as a place to visit, but not to live!  Cordova is pretty remote.

The temperatures ranged from high 50's to mid 60's while they were there, with the sun rising shortly after 5:00 a.m. and setting shortly after 10:00 p.m., [about 17 hours of daylight].  

Below is the steeple of  Cordova Church of the Nazarene where the team did renovations.
In the background is Mt. Eccles.

Steve hard at work.

All work and no play makes Jack Steve a dull boy, so he squeezed in some salmon fishing.

Daughter-in-law, Sharon.  It must have been chilly out on the lake!

Bible School Children.

Below are some of the teens who went on the trip.  My granddaughter, Brianna, is on the far right.

Sign in front of the store that sells tea.

They brought me back a burlap tote bag and a sampler box of Alaska Wild Teas [all herbal teabags]:  4  Cranberry; 4 Wild Rose; 4 Raspberry; and 4 Blueberry.  I'm sipping a cup of the raspberry herbal as I type this post.   Yummy!

Steve also brought me back one of Kimberly Shaw's teacup cards with a teabag inserted.

It's good to have them home, safe and sound, and I'm anxious to hear all the stories they have to tell.


  1. What a wonderful experience for your son and his family! Nice tea gifts for you, too. Raspberry tea is one of my favorites.

  2. Hi Phyllis,
    Your children know you well! What great gifts they brought back for you! How wonderful your son is to do work for the Lord! So very special.

  3. What beautiful scenery as these beautiful hearts were at work! Nice of them to bring you tea too!

  4. Beautiful mountains! I want that work, do what you want to do.


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