We were greatly blessed to host the MTM conference at the Mat-Su Borough Gym in Palmer, Alaska. Our joy was multiplied as we fellowshipped together with dear saints whom we love but are separated from by many miles. In addition to Merle and Judy, our visitors included Jeridan and Twyla Fingerle and family, Kent and Joanna Rumble with their three oldest children, and Andrew Tye.
Friday night was an overview of the MTM ministry. We learned the how, where, and who of this ministry, seeing the blessings of reaching people in the 10-40 window and the effectiveness of natives sharing their faith in Jesus with their own people. We were inspired to see the sacrifice and dedication of people who have far less material possessions than us, yet are rich beyond measure. On Saturday evening we were reminded of the utmost importance of our position in Christ, and from our relationship with God we have an overflowing cup to share with others. To bear fruit, we must abide in the vine.
MTM Conference Group At Palmer, Alaska
The Sunday morning session focused on the need to be united with our Christian family—this life is not just “me and Jesus.” We need each other, and we need accountability to stay focused on our common goal. Sunday afternoon we learned that to be separated from the world we need to be separated unto Christ. When our relationships with God, each other, and the world are as they should be, we can have a fruitful ministry. Brother Merle drew the children into the lessons by calling for their participation and using visual object lessons. What a joy to see our children’s passion kindled for Christ and His kingdom.
We are grateful for the sacrifice our brothers and sisters made to bless us. Our prayer is for fruitful ministry wherever God calls us.
Editor’s Note; The above article was written by Brother David Long, who lives with his family in Alaska, serving in the Church as a Deacon. Thank you, Brother David, for the way all you brothers and sisters pulled together to make this conference a blessing.