Gary and Margo are grateful to be on the giving end of Arctic Barnabas Ministries. Having served as missionaries in Rural Alaska for seven years, they have been blessed on many occasions by ABM missionaries and retreats. They know first-hand from their “Bush” experience how important the support of Arctic Barnabas can be in encouraging missionaries and pastors.
Gary and Margo volunteered for three summers in the Kids Camping Program at Kako Retreat Center, in Yukon River Delta, near Russian Mission. God placed on their hearts the valuable ministry of Kako in the Yukon River Delta and called them as full-time missionaries where they served for three more years. At Kako, Gary served as Pastor and Camp Director. Margo worked as an assistant bookkeeper, home school teacher for missionary kids, and helped out with cooking and housekeeping. Arctic Barnabas missionaries made regular visits to Kako to help out with retreats, encourage, counsel, and love the staff.
Soon after leaving Kako, Gary and Margo were called to Safe Harbor Church in Akutan. Arctic Barnabas missionaries had been filling in until a full-time pastor could be called. Throughout the Posenjak’s two years in Akutan, ABM was very involved in the work by sending staff to fill in for their vacations as well as support for many community outreach events.
Due to some serious needs within their family, God called Gary and Margo home to Washington to be available to their three sons and their families. God has blessed with healing but has confirmed the need to be home. Being associate missionaries with ABM has made it possible for them to serve God by serving others in Rural Alaska and maintain a home base in Washington, having an ongoing ministry with their children and grandchildren. Margo and Gary believe that God has sovereignly directed in this new ministry opportunity as Arctic Barnabas Missionaries.