Monday, February 14, 2011

Receiving the Mission Call

Scott getting his Mission Call
from Mail on 9.24.2010
Scott reading his mission call to
Alaska Anchorage Mission

Very Excited about the Mission Call


Morris and Scott

Kiersten and Scott

Sadie and Scott

Some history about the Alaska Anchorage Mission:

The Alaska Anchorage Mission is a unique and wonderful place to serve the Lord.  Amidst the untapped natural beauty of the Alaska's land, lakes, rivers, coastlines, and mountain peaks are many of the Lord's elect who await the message of His restored Gospel.  They, too, possess great untapped strength and beauty, often hidden to the careless eye.  Truly "...the field is white, already to harvest."

Prior to 1960 the area of Alaska was part of the Northwestern States Mission, headquartered in Portland, Oregon; and the Yukon Territory of Canada was part of the Western Canadian mission based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  L.Weilenman of Salt Lake City, Utah was called as the first President of the Alaskan-Canadian Mission when it was organized on January 1, 1960. 

Current mission president is Alan Dance and his wife Julie Dance of the Alaska Anchorage Mission.  They sent Scott a letter shortly after receiving his mission call there. "You are embarking upon one of the most challenging and rewarding periods of your life and will find great joy as you labor with the Lord in the salvation of human souls.  As you invite others to come unto Christ, you will come and we will rejoice together.  You have been called to serve in a unique part of the world. Alaska is in a class by itself with its dramatic effect, its size, climate and wildlife.  As much as you will come to love this place you will come to love this great work, the people of Alaska and the Savior even more."

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