The Last Frontier #2


Not too much to say, but a lot to show. I went fishing for King Salmon, and I caught a beauty. A story will follow. The youth group went on a hike in the rain, and I’ve been loving every Mavericks victory, especially since two of the youth obsess over the Miami Heat. Later in the week, a father and his two kids are taking me out to the ocean for halibut fishing. It’s not unreasonable to think that we won’t bring back a few 60 pounders.

Alaska FactsBears and Construction dominate the news
Recent front page headlines:

  • Two hunters shot a charging 12 foot, 700 pound, brown bear. The autopsy showed the bear had consumed a milk cartoon, a trash sack, and a baby moose.
  • In the middle of the night, a man woke
    to the sounds of a black bear rummaging through his downstairs. The man killed the bear on sight.
  • A concrete truck overturned just before the bridge in Soldotna, blocking off access to the bridge. Traffic had to be diverted to Bridge Access road causing significant delays.
  • The bridge will be closed for the next two nights due to construction (this is major news because we had to take an extra 15 minutes to drive back to the house)

By the way, does anyone know the 4 seasons in Alaska? Answer will come in next week’s Alaska Facts. Feel free to post guesses.

The Youth

Lately, I’ve been spending as much time with the youth group. There are about 10-12 regulars with maybe 30 on a roster sheet. I really can’t wait to move past the ‘getting to know you’ phase and to deeper conversation. Beginning next Sunday I’ll be responsible for 90% of the teaching because Jim, the youth pastor, will be gone nearly all of my time in Soldotna with camps/training/vacation. As of now, I plan on teaching different lessons on trusting God’s promises, beginning with 2 Peter 1:3-8. In the meantime, we’ll be BBQ-ing this Wednesday and rafting in two weeks along the Kenai. Later in July, we might ‘Bike the Loop’. Not sure where the loop is, but I imagine it will be fun.