Above photo: 9:30a sunrise over the Yukon River. This view is from upstairs in the missionary house, down the street to the river. The lighted building on the left is the Tribal Hall.
A little peek into what our surroundings in the village are, followed by pics of airplane adventures, all from our time in Grayling last week.
We’re working at continuing to furnish the house and reduce the amount of “stuff” we need to haul back and forth from home via airplane. If you’d like to be part of extending hospitality at Grayling, please see our Amazon wish list or consider an Amazon egift card (please message us using the form at the bottom of this page for the email address to use when sending a gift card).
Missionary house and church
Taken from the house’s front porch, viewing left: “the boys” use the small hill for a little sledding on the fresh snowfall.
Taken from the house’s front porch. From the left: blue building in background is the school, green building services the sewer, brown building is the Native Store, gray warehouse, Tribal Hall
Road view from the house, going south toward the airport
Sheds on the property
View from back of the house
Living/play area: well-stocked with Legos and puzzles!
Room packed up; sleeping bags ready to haul back to the plane.
Upstairs storage area/clothesline/future boys’ sleeping area. Still sorting through lots of books and materials found in the house.
Upstairs storage area…next pictures show views from the two windows, glowing with sunrise reflecting off of snow.
View from left window, to our neighbor’s
View from right window, storage sheds
Grayling Bible Church
Back of the church inside
For a funeral potlatch in Grayling, men in Holy Cross provided a moose, shown here ready to load into our airplane. It’s an unusual situation that the river isn’t frozen yet, and there isn’t enough snow to snow machine on, so air travel is the only way to get from village to village.
Freezing rain/sleet/snow covered the in the season’s first snowfall last week. James and half a dozen men for as many hours employed creative methods to de-ice the plane, then covered it with tarps.
The next morning, we found the wind had blown so hard that the plane was not in quite the same position, and the tarps covering the wings were blown off. The light layer of ice was taken off with hair dryers.
Loading up to fly out.
Dear Millers, The pictures are great. We get to see the inside and the outside of the house and church. Both look nice. Good thing that you have men there who furnished you with Moose meat. How far is it from the Missionary house and the house you live in? The snow makes it look cold but then it’s Alaska. We have had about an inch of snow earlier but it melted quickly and is gone. You were asking for names of people here doing the pastor search. I sent you two names and e-mail addresses. One was Steve Lynn. Since then, his wife has suffered a brain aneurysm and is being treated in Denver. We got an up date today and Joni is improving but still needs to be monitored for brain swelling. They will be in Denver for about 10 more days. Steve found some friends of CBC in Denver who offered to let him stay at their house and also provided him with a car. They are the same people where Arlie stayed when Ruth was in Denver. As it is, the transition team is still meeting every week. They are working on a vision statement to present to the church. This evening we had 14 kids in AWANA. My girl came this week so I was happy about that. She and her brother missed last week. There are 6 days left until the final vote to be cast in the election. Franklin Graham is having a prayer service the evening of the lection. I think it will be live streaming on the computer. We pray that God will have mercy on the USA. Good to hear from you again. Stay healthy and safe. Prayer partners, Bert & Melvina
Glad to hear from you, Bert and Melvina! The second picture shows the missionary house and church next to each other; we stay in the missionary house when in Grayling – our second home – 400 miles from our primary home in Fairbanks. Timothy easily calls them both “home,” in person and when seeing pictures.
Sorry to hear the news on the Lynns and glad that the Lord is showing His care for them in Denver.
We continue to pray for the church’s pastoral search; it is quite a process.
It is wonderful to have pictures to give us all a better idea of where you live in Grayling and what the town is like. Basin Bible Church is praying for you all and for the work you do.