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Why Alaska?

"We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you."                           1 Thessalonians 1:4-5

There's no easy answer to why Alaska holds the top spot in my heart for missions.  Statisically, Alaska is the most unchurched State.  Spiritually speaking, the act of reaching others with the Gospel just isn't being fully accomplished by the Alaska local church as a whole.  Personally, I know it's totally a God thing because I'm a warm weather, the hotter the better, kind of gal.  Except where Alaska is concerned.
Some things are just WOW kinds of things...Willingness to go and do whatever it is God is asking you to do.  Showing Obedience by following through in what He's leading you to do.  And, living out a life of Worship as you go.
Why Alaska? 
The best answer to this question is one I heard 3 years ago...
You don't choose Alaska, Alaska chooses you.

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