Monday, August 12, 2013

The "outside's" alright.

At a dinner prepared for volunteers, a local man stood in the middle of the crowd and declared his deepest thanks to those serving in the community. He said "for many of us who consider those non-Alaskans as "those from the outside" there are some really great people out there". 
In the coarse of the previous two weeks, volunteers through Galena Bible Church had come from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Washington as well as Anchorage, Palmer, Glenallen, Willow, and Fairbanks Alaska!
To varying degrees of construction GBC volunteers have served in 15+ homes. From helping to muck and gut, to building material lists, to insulating, building stairs, and putting the final coat of paint GBC members and volunteers have been in the mix of rebuilding the hope of the village.
In the above photo of the church service, over half of those in attendance were volunteers here to help rebuild homes!
Things you can be praying for:
- Pray for GBC families as they try to reunite after an entire summer apart. 
- Pray for Galena City School District as staff begins the challenging work of putting the school back together in time for school to start.
- Pray that volunteers would continue to be drawn to come and serve in the community.  

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