Bernard Stevens: Where am I?
Dr. Joel Fleischman: You know, I've been asking myself that same question since I got here.
I finally figured out we are somewhere between the end of the line and the middle of nowhere.
Bernard Stevens: Oh. Where is that on the map?
(Northern Exposure 1990)
5 Bears and Blushed Out Salmon: That was word on the river the other night. Fannie and her family had the heart racing adventure of encountering not ONE but FIVE of our furry friends while berry picking and fishing on the Kanektok! Also, everyone is noticing that our salmon are crimson now as nature takes it's usual course.
Monday Night Bible Study: That's right we are underway. Amazing what happens when God has a plan. It started coming together at the beginning of August when Steph and I were talking about wanting a women's bible study but we didn't have resources here so we were brainstorming away while picking berries one afternoon. Later that same night I ran into Jerilyn who I had met at church a few days earlier, she's from Quin. Somehow (God:) we got onto the subject of bible studies and she lit up saying she had all kinds of resources from a friend of hers in Ohio and that they had been praying for a bible study to get started in Quin for over a year. Well, how wild was that! I told her about what Steph and I had discussed. The next day Niki, another friend, shared that she was hoping for a bible study to get going here. Well, a few details, word of mouths, a church announcement and one mass email later and we had our first get together this last Monday! 11 of us in all squeezed into my little house and listened to Joyce Meyer's Attitude of the Mind, first of six in that series. We are hoping to do a Beth Moore study after that. So if you are a pray-er please pray for our little group, actually it's pretty big group in comparison to the size of Quinhagak!
Exciting News From Teacher Housing: Yep, the Alaska Span Shipment, our bulk food order for the year arrived this week. Philip made several trips with his truck loaded down with boxes addressed to the Quinhagak Teacher Cooperation (that's us). It was quite the production as you can see. We have stalked our cupboards and freezers in preparation for the long winter ahead. I feel that I now have enough Ramen Noodles, Campbell soup and Dinty Moore stew (yes, I am reverting to that childhood staple, Mum) to last me several years out here with no need to leave the house. This is actually kind of unsettling but I'll get over it. Not to mention the sodium content of my choice in products. Shhh, don't tell Geri.
Come do the Salmon Run!
Keeping you informed on the up and coming events in Quinhagak. Just in case you want to jump in a few planes and come join us:)
This is a copy of our donation letter enjoy!
To Whom It May Concern;
The Salmon Run is a school organized community 5K or 1K walk/run. The 5K is open to anyone aged 16 and older. The 1K race is for children younger than 16. The races will be held here in Quinhagak on Friday, October 2nd at 2 pm. We hope this event will encourage people to maintain and model a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their children.
We would like to give all walkers and runners who participate in this year’s 5K race a t-shirt to help promote The Salmon Run for next year. Children who complete in the 1K race will receive a ribbon. In addition to that, we will be giving medals for first, second, and third place in both races.
To help cover expenses, we are asking for a donation from your organization. We hope that you will take this opportunity to be a sponsor of our race showing your support for the community of Quinhagak. Kuinerramuit Elitnauviat has agreed to be the main sponsor. Checks can be made out to “LKSD – Ski Club.”
Inquires or donations can be addressed to: The Salmon Run Race c/o Eric Pederson P.O. Box 68, Quinhagak, AK 99655.
Thank you for your time, consideration and support.
Sherry and Rachel, Race Directors
You set me up with a house and yard.
And then you made me your heir!
The wise counsel God gives when I'm awake
is confirmed by my sleeping heart.
Day and night I'll stick with God;
I've got a good thing going and I'm not letting go."