Arctic Mission Adventure
Located just 38 miles from the Siberian coastline and on the north side of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, over 96% of the population of Gamble are Alaska Natives. Because of its isolation, Gambell has been able to maintain its traditional Siberian Yup'ik culture. The island was settled approximately 2,300 years ago by people who migrated north and east from the Sea of Okhotsk in Siberia. Current population is 649.
There are several needs for the Gambell community. Children’s Ministry is a high priority and the conference would like to put in place an annual Vacation Bible School at a cost of about $4,000. Maintenance of the church property is also needed. We are in the process of transitioning between lay leadership. Viola Kaiser worked in the community for several years, accomplishing quite a lot during her tenure. In February 2017, we welcomed Paul & Joan Marlow as the pastoral couple to serve the Gambell community.