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 for the head of household plus an additional 10 for each dependent. For a family of five, 65 fish is the limit. These tasty sockeye salmon are cleaned, frozen, canned, barbecued, dried, smoked, packaged and stored, providing food for the coming winter months. For the past several years, ABM has hosted missionary families for fish camp during the last two weeks of July. This is a great time to connect, encourage, work shoulder to shoulder, fellowship and send the families home with a winter supply of meat. Fish camp is just one of the many ways Team ABM serves those ministering throughout remote Alaska and Northern Canada.
Looking forward, your team at ABM is super excited as we anticipate the many upcoming trips and opportunities we have to unite the body of Christ and serve those establishing the Church in the remote North. Looking back, we are in awe of God’s financial provision and protection over the many flights. Praise God with us for who He is – faithful, just, loving, jealous and full of compassion.
In Matthew 6:25-26 NIV, Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
We serve a mighty God! Be encouraged! The one true living I AM hears you and knows your deepest pain, greatest joys and everything in between.
-Jonathan Peters, ABM Executive Director
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