Alaska Baptists working in associational missions and church planting across the state gathered Sept. 26 for a night of fellowship, worship and encouragement.
The Impact Alaska conference is the kick-off event for the Alaska Baptist Resource Network (state convention) annual meeting, being held this year at Glacier Valley Baptist Church in Juneau.
Nearly 100 people attended the event organized by Jae McKee, director of missions and church planting, and Heather Mount, administrative assistant in the missions and church planting office.
Along with Alaska Baptists, representatives from Baptist state conventions in Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Montana, Virginia and Texas also were present. The South Carolina team prepared a dessert fellowship for participants and helped in a variety of other ways, including shuttling guests from the airport to area hotels and the church. They also will be preparing and serving meals during the annual meeting and related events Sept. 27–28.
The evening’s featured speaker was Gordon Fort, senior ambassador for the president at the International Mission Board. Dave Howeth, Denver’s Send City missionary with the North American Mission Board, also presented an update on Send Relief efforts.
Sharing about their work across Alaska during the event were Cody Schwegel of Liberty Church, Mario and Migda Morales of Rescate Church, Rendell Day of Montana Creek and Don Shannon of Sunset Hills/Gambel.