Here is a brief overview of the immediate area God has called us too. While there are many other places to reach in Southeast Alaska, some of these are where we believe the Lord would have us start.
Population - about 40,000
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Mishler
Juneau is our first step, on the road to reaching into Southeast Alaska. Here we will learn the language, (most speak english but I am referring to the culture) learn to live in Alaska, be a blessing to the church, and build relationships with people from villages.
We plan to build these relationships through hospital, prison, and nursing home ministry.
Population - about 800
United Pentecostal Church
Hoonah Presbyterian Church
Catholic Church of Hoonah
Population - about 550
Gustavus Assembly of God
Holy Family Catholic Church
Gustavus is just a short boat ride out of Hoonah. The people of Gustavus either go to Hoonah or Juneau for supplies, entertainment, and services.
This is a hub village that services all the other villages in the immediate area. Eventually Hoonah is where we would like to plant a church. We have been told that there are believers already in Hoonah waiting for a pastor.
Population - about 150
Catholic Church of Tenakee
Church of Latter Day Saints
Tenakee Springs needs a gospel witness.
Population - about 450
Assembly of God Church
Population - about 15
Churches - none
"Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15