FROM THE SCHIERKOLK’S

Dear WMF friends,

We ​just returned from our oldest daughter Rachel’s wedding in New Mexico!  Barb and I are now “in-laws”!  It was a very special time together and the service was a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus.  Also, we just reached a rather significant milestone in our lives and careers as missionaries . . . this past month, May, marks 20 years since we became missionaries with the AFLC.  Many memories, many demonstrations of God’s love and faithfulness in the midst of some very great sorrows and difficulties and some very great joys.  Thanks to all of you for your help and encouragement in making these 20 years come to pass.

In Christ,
Todd and Barb Schierkolk
Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico

Schierkolk's at Rachel's wedding
Schierkolk’s at Rachel’s wedding

FOR THE MEN TRAVELING WITH THEIR WIVES FOR WMF DAY 2015

“Mission Aviation Training Academy (MATA) is offering free tours of their hangar facilities, airplanes, and simulators on Tuesday June 16th from 9:30 -2:30 for men and children during the WMF meetings and on Friday after the conference is over if people would like to stop by in their own vehicles. We are offering free shuttle service on Tuesday from Warm Beach (in front of Cedar Lodge at the flag poles) to the Arlington Airport where MATA is located. We will have tours explaining the need for mission aviation as well as some hands on experience in a flight simulator, and some give aways. We look forward to meeting more of the AFLC congregations.”

AFLC -MATA shuttle tour

How Can WMF Help with Alaska Mission Aviation?

Jeremy, Lacey and Malachi Crowell Naknek Alaska

Jeremy, Lacey and Malachi Crowell
Naknek Alaska

Interview with Pastor Jeremy Crowell

The Cherokee Six is due for an annual soon.  The cost of the overhaul will be around $30,000.  If you choose to assist with this cost, please send a check to Home Missions and designate for the Cherokee Six overhaul.  The overhaul will be done in late fall or early winter.

To emphasize the importance of the Cherokee Six – in addition to ministry flights, it is a vital link between Anchorage and Naknek for carrying food and supplies for the missionaries!

Finances are needed for gas and upkeep of the aircraft on an ongoing basis.  There will be additional flying this summer for VBS’s and Bible Camps.  We also fly every Sunday for services in South Naknek and Ekwok.  Flying takes place every Thursday evening for Bible Study in South Naknek too.

Thank you for your prayers for safe flights and for your financial support to this needed ministry!  With your support for the aviation we can reach more people for the Kingdom!Airplane

 

How Can WMF Help with AFLC Radio Station – KAKN?

Pastor Bob LeeInterview with Pastor Bob Lee

The best way to support the radio station is through the gift registry.  The new garage apartments need a lot of new items and can be found on the registry.

The radio station costs are substantial on a daily basis but the outreach is huge!  If you choose to contribute to the daily operational costs, please send a check to Home Missions and designate for the radio station.

Thank you for your support of this essential ministry into the community of Naknek and beyond!  Lives are being changed!

Any questions on the radio ministry can be directed to Loren Tungseth at Home Missions.

P.S.  Bob added a concern for the children in Naknek.  Many come to school and church with ragged shoes – sometimes duct-taped together.  You can call the station and talk with Bob, if you choose to help a little one in need for a pair of good shoes.

 

How Can WMF Help with The Alaska Registry?

Jeremy, Lacey and Malachi Crowell Naknek Alaska

Jeremy, Lacey and Malachi Crowell
Naknek Alaska

Interview with Lacey Crowell

“Our missionary wives, Jane, Margaret and Lacey, live 300 miles from any Walmart or shopping center! They do have a small grocery store & hardware store in Naknek; but groceries are very expensive (1/2 gallon of ice cream is $15 & shipping groceries costs about $1 a pound). This registry will help us bless them by identifying their needs for their personal lives, homes and ministry outreaches!!

There are 2 ways to purchase a gift: 1) If you decide to purchase the gift directly from the online store link and have it shipped to Alaska, proceed with an online purchase as normal. 2) If you prefer to shop at a local store, that works too. You will still need to view the gift item on the linked store website. When you click to close the store page, a screen will pop up on the myregistry.com site asking you if you have purchased the item. If you plan to purchase it locally, click ‘Yes’, and the system will update the registry to show the item has been purchased.” (Home Missions – Alaska Website)

This registry is similar to a wedding or baby shower registry.  You choose the items you wish to purchase, buy them and they automatically come off the registry.

The registry was developed to provide for the ministry needs of:

  • The Churches
  • The Missionaries’ Homes
  • The Net Coffee House
  • The New Garage Apartments

You can find the website through:

  • The Knee Mail Link OR
  • aflc.org, Missions, Home Missions, Alaska, Alaska Gift Registry – detailed instructions are included on this page. Make sure to click on “online hospitality registry, hosted by MyRegistry.com” under item # 1). OR
  • myregistry.com, Find a Registry and type in “AFLC Home Missions – Alaska”, Locate registry under “Organization/Non-Profit”, retype “AFLC Home Missions – Alaska” in the first rectangular box, then click on search results for AFLC Home Missions – Alaska.

Once on the registry site, click on the item you wish to buy.  You will note if the item has already been purchased.  The system keeps track of how many of the items have been purchased.  For example, if you want to buy one and three are needed, the system will say  two more are needed after your purchase.

If you purchase an item through the registry and it is from Amazon, some free shipping can apply to some more costly orders.

If you decide to purchase items elsewhere than the registry, please return to the registry and mark that you had purchased them so we can keep accurate counts.  Also, if you purchased items elsewhere, the best way to send them is through the US Post Office using a FLAT RATE BOX.  If using the flat rate box, items will be shipped to Naknek within the week.  If regular box, it can take a very long time for them to be received.

Items are needed for The Net – ANYTIME NOW UNTIL THE 1ST WEEK IN JUNE!

You purchasing items for The Net helps to keep costs down for Home Missions.  Otherwise, Home Missions pays for the items needed.

FOR THE MEN TRAVELING WITH THEIR WIVES TO WMF DAY 2015:

“Mission Aviation Training Academy (MATA) is offering free tours of their hangar facilities, airplanes, and simulators on Tuesday June 16th from 9:30 -2:30 for men and children during the WMF meetings and on Friday after the conference is over if people would like to stop by in their own vehicles. We are offering free shuttle service on Tuesday from Warm Beach (in front of Cedar Lodge at the flag poles) to the Arlington Airport where MATA is located. We will have tours explaining the need for mission aviation as well as some hands on experience in a flight simulator, and some give aways. We look forward to meeting more of the AFLC congregations.”

AFLC -MATA shuttle tour