*In the “Bush” of Alaska, over forty years ago, a young, missionary couple, Jim and Linda Schulz answered the call of the great commission…to go and share the gospel in the harsh, remote areas of Alaska. Mark 16:15.…He said to them, ”Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.“ Because of their faithfulness more young missionary couples have picked up the torch and gone to these villages to share the hope, grace and peace found only in our Lord and Savior.
At the invitation of Missionary Jim Schulz, Bill and I once again, on July 1st, 2010 made the trip back into this far removed part of our country.
On our previous trip into the bush, we spoke with people in the villages who had lost children in the rivers surrounding their homes and heard of the sadness of divorce, suicide, alcoholism, and abuse that seemingly overwhelms many of their communities. Yet, there again is a light that pierces the darkness when they allow Christ to come in and change their hearts and lives.
Camp Agaiutim Nune, (Yupik for the Place ofGod). Every summer they have camp for kids, teens and adults. You can only get to the camp by boat. People braved pouring rain, travelling up to three hours to be there. It was such a wonderful sound every time we heard another boat coming, bringing more souls who were hungry for good news. And we certainly had Good News to give to them!
While we were there, Bill made a new friend, Kyle. Everywhere Bill went, Kyle was there, wanting a ride on the back of his new big buddy.