Our family pastor, Lisl Baker and two of our teens, Emily Sudermann and Phoebe Colby, are en route to their Arctic Adventure! They are partnering with Bethany Church (also a PAOC church) in Whitehorse to serve as volunteers at the Muskrat Jamboree Festival in Inuvik, NWT. A group from Bethany Church has been driving up to Inuvik for the past 8 years to come alongside the local church to help raise money to send their teens to summer camp (Camp Yukon) in Whitehorse.
A note from Lisl:
"I have invited Emily and Phoebe to come up with me on this exploratory trip to see if there is potential for future partnerships with the church in Whitehorse, their summer camp, or the church and people in Inuvik. None of us know quite what to expect but we are looking forward to the grand adventure of discovering what God is up to in the far north. We are looking forward to connecting with some of the teens up there who have been impacted by Camp Yukon. We are also looking forward to being and serving in the middle of an annual community festival and seeing what life is like in the Arctic."
Please pray for health, safety, and an attentiveness to God's presence. Pray for us that Jesus would go ahead of us and bring about any particular conversations that he wants to happen. Pray that we would be open to the Holy Spirit and his prompting at all times. Pray that we will stay warm!
If you would like to help support Emily and Phoebe, they still need to raise more funds to pay for their flights and food and gas while away. You can give money through the church and designate it as "Arctic Missions" and you will receive a tax receipt for the amount.
You can also donate online, through www.canadahelps.org. Select 'Point Grey Community Church' as your organization. Under Fund/Designation, select 'Missions - Other'. In the 'Message/Instructions' section, please indicate 'Arctic Mission.' You will receive a pdf tax receipt via email from Canada Helps."
Mostly, we would covet your prayers from April 2-8!
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