Arctic Mission Adventure
The island of Kodiak is the second largest island in the United States. It is approximately 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage in the gulf of Alaska. It is many times referred to as the Hawaii of Alaska because of it's wild beauty and mild climate. Like all of Southeast Alaska, it is the recipient of warm Japanese air currents that also bring plenty of rain. Kodiak is home of the largest grizzly bear in the world, known as Kodiak Grizzlies.
The town of Kodiak, located on the northeast corner of the island, has a population of around 4,500. About ten miles west, there is the largest Coast Guard base in the world with a population of another 4,500 people.
We have had a lovely church there which was built in the late 1970's by Maranatha. At one time, the church had an expanding congregation of around 80 people including a school in the lower level. Today church attendance around 12-15. We are looking for a dedicated, self-supporting lay leaders to come and grow this congregation.