We, at Reach America, are excited about hosting our first, ever, Missions Conference on Saturday, November 8th. We are adopting an island as a Mission Point in SE Alaska – Prince of Wales!
Our theme is: “To the Ends of the Earth”. In Acts 1:8, Jesus told His disciples, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
At Reach America, we believe that to reach the ends of the earth, we must go to the ends of the earth. In America, such a place is the state of Alaska. There are hundreds of places where there is no gospel witness. We intend on taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to those places through creating what we are calling Mission Points. A Mission Point is a city, community, village or island where there are people who need to know Jesus. We will establish relationships with the people who live there and help them in any way we can. If there is no church, we will plant one. If there is a church, and they ask for our help, we will help.
Our first Mission Point is an island in SE Alaska – Prince of Wales or POW.
Prince of Wales is located just northwest of Ketchikan. POW is the third largest island in America with a native and caucasian population of around 5,000 people. We will be working together with the established churches in starting new churches where there are none and in strengthening the existing congregations.
Our goal is to bring mission teams to the island ministering Christ to those who live there. We will be conducting Vacation Bible Schools, assisting in building projects, and preaching the name of Jesus in any way we can.
Let’s not forget that Christ instructed His disciples to be His witnesses, first, where they lived. Cd’A and north Idaho are our “Jerusalem”. We will. also, be introducing two new ministries that will help us in reaching people for Christ where we live – Love INC. and Open Air Campaigners.
We hope you will be able to join us on November 18th, at 1:30 pm, as we will highlight Reach America, Open Air Campaigners and Love, INC. These ministries will be providing Breakout sessions introducing their part in God’s Great Commission Mission.
At 6 pm, we will gather for a meal and hear from Mike Cooke. Mike is a missionary from Ketchikan, Alaska. God has used Mike to start churches on POW. He, also, has had the unique opportunity to plant churches on – cruise ships! Yes, you heard that right. There are over 1,000 people from across the globe who work as staff on one cruise ship. God has gifted Mike with the ability to creatively minister to the world from these luxury liners!
Tickets for the event are $25 per person or $50 for a family, no matter how many children. Sorry, we will not be able to provide childcare. Parents, if you would like your children to sit in the Breakouts and Key Note, they are welcomed!
Tickets may be purchased at the Sower Christian Bookstore, on Appleway Avenue, across from Lowes and at Freedom Fellowship Church.
The Location: The conference will be hosted by Reach America in the building where Freedom Fellowship is currently meeting. The address is 1604 W Lee Court, Cd’A. The building is located right next door to the Sower!
We are looking forward to seeing you, Saturday, November 18th!