After a fairly mild winter for Alaska, summer has arrived in the North. With the warmer temperatures and the rivers once again flowing, the fish are coming—millions of them. As Alaska residents, we are able to fish with large hooped nets and actually scoop the fish out of the river. Residents are allowed 25 fish
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 by ABM Staff
A medical emergency. Profound loss. Planned responsibilities. The looming deadline to pack up their house. Mold had infected the pastor’s home. A mold remediation team was to arrive in eight days, and the family was still out of town. When they arrived home, only three days remained to empty their residence for inspection and repair.
In May, ABM assisted a team of SEND missionaries with a training and orientation program for missionaries new to Alaska. At this recent Northern Ministry Training, a panel of elder missionaries was asked, “Looking back over your ministry, what are the successes, and what would you change?” In unanimous agreement, the missionaries found their success
It’s Tough Out There! Approximately 100+ villages in the Arctic do not have an established Christian evangelical church, pastor or missionary presence. Many of these villages are only accessible by plane or boat and have few or no followers of Jesus Christ. The Great Commission is not complete in the Arctic! In response to this
The end of a long winter means a new cycle of activity for Alaskan pastors and missionaries. With the arrival of springtime come long-awaited outdoor activities, construction projects and possibly a visit from the staff of Arctic Barnabas! Just in the past month ABM staff have been out visiting and assisting Christian leaders in Galena, Port Alsworth, Huslia,
The Aviation Department is excited to welcome the newest member to the ABM Fleet, the Piper Aztec. ABM pilots Paul Hadfield and Rob Dillingham flew out to Coshocton, Ohio where the Piper Aztec was receiving its annual inspection with MMS (Missionary Maintenance Services). After receiving the Aztec, they spent about three days flying back to
Thursday, 23 April 2015 by ABM Staff
Represented here is a group of pastors and missionaries who live and do ministry in different parts of remote Alaska. Some live in more remote locations than others, some preach, some fix or fly planes, and others are tasked with developing healthy communities and leadership programs. All the while, these men have families, wives, house
“Healthy, thriving leaders leading healthy, thriving ministries.” The tag/quote above isn’t just catchy, its our new battle cry around the ABM office and hangar nowadays. Most of us have either experienced or read about the impact of healthy, solid, leadership. Thus, the ever growing awareness and need for on-field Christian Leader Care. There are lots of ways to feed into
Last week ABM missionaries Paul and Sara Hadfield, along with their boys Aaron and Nate and friend Taylor, took a short-term care trip to visit two neighboring bush villages on the Bristol Bay. The objective was to connect with and encourage several ministry families who serve in very small, remote locations off the road system.