Alaska

“Alaska changed my life. It gave me the opportunity to spread the word of God in a way I never had and in a place I never could have imagined. The people of Alaska are in dire need of Hope. Although we may never see the fruits of our labors, I pray that the people of St. Mary’s and all of Alaska will come to know the person of Jesus Christ and believe in their hearts that he died for each one of them, personally and individually. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my experiences in Alaska. The people I met there are always in my heart and on my mind. I wouldn’t give those 12 days up for anything.”

-Kathryn Houle, North Dakota State University

Alaska 1:

Come and be a witness to the ends of the earth and join us as we evangelize “the last frontier.” This exciting mission trip has two paths: one will focus on sharing the love of Christ with native Alaskans in the village of St. Michael who have little access to the outside world, the other will focus on reaching out with the love of Christ to a poor community through a parish in the city of Fairbanks. After a short time in Anchorage, you will board an airplane and venture to one of the two locations where you will spend the week doing catechesis, service projects, and sharing the hope of Christ to a people suffering from many serious struggles. Through these experiences, you will learn about the culture and traditions of these native Alaskans while being immersed in some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. If you are willing to heroically give of yourself to be Christ to others, then this mission trip is for you

Alaska 2:

Brave the Alaskan frontier penetrable only by boat or plane to bring the gospel of Christ to a remote land! This exciting mission trip will focus upon sharing the love of Christ with native Alaskans who have little access to the outside world. Join us as we travel to Juneau and then to the remote fishing village of Hoonah where you will spend the week doing catechesis and sharing the hope of Christ. Through these experiences, you will learn about the culture and traditions of these native Alaskans while being immersed in some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet.

Summer #1

  • Dates: May 18 -29 2014*
  • Mission Director: Missy Brassie
  • Mission Co-Leaders: Cari Devlin, Bryan Wilburn, Mychal Augustine
  • Amount to Fundraise: $1,650* + Airfare to Anchorage

Summer #2

  • Dates: July 26 – August 8th*
  • Mission Director: Justin Kraft 
  • Mission Co-Leaders: TBD
  • Amount to Fundraise: $1900* + Airfare to Anchorage

 

* Dates and price subject to change

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. You will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach soon after you have been accepted on a mission trip to train and mentor you in each step along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

“Alaska changed my life. It gave me the opportunity to spread the word of God in a way I never had and in a place I never could have imagined. The people of Alaska are in dire need of Hope. Although we may never see the fruits of our labors, I pray that the people of St. Mary’s and all of Alaska will come to know the person of Jesus Christ and believe in their hearts that he died for each one of them, personally and individually. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my experiences in Alaska. The people I met there are always in my heart and on my mind. I wouldn’t give those 12 days up for anything.”

-Kathryn Houle, North Dakota State University