Mission Memos


The students are here!!! Tanalian Leadership Center began this week with many fun activities. Our first day as a group, we created a “Grace Covenant” to establish a room of respect, grace, open sharing and foster learning during our Bible class and beyond. There is evident growth in our two returning students, Sophia and Richard and know they will step out as leaders in the group. Sophia is currently our only female… Read More

For several months I’ve been working on the Tanalian Leadership Center website and I’m happy to announce it’s live! Hallelujah! Web design was a skill I picked up when I decided to stay in Port Alsworth for the winter in 2010. Someone asked, “Can you build a website?” Sure! So I learned. I enjoy the final product and the triumph of customizing code. I added to my web design knowledge and was… Read More

Teen Pursuit Camp finished last week and as always it goes too quickly, and I all ready miss my friends from the week! Thank you all for your prayers, so many were answered and we had good weather, safety, friendships deepened and saw God chang lives. One of my favorite moments was hearing campers share testimony of how the Lord has changed their life and is in the process of continuing to… Read More

Tanalian Leadership Center Update The Leadership Center students graduated on May 10th. The completion of the 7 month program came to a close with many emotions. Our students shared testimonies graduation recognizing the work the Lord did in their lives this year. We rejoice at what the Lord has accomplished in the lives of these young leaders and pray they would look to the Lord and His Word for guidance and strength as… Read More

There’s a lot of things I want to say. I wish I could have a face to face visit with all of those who truly want to know how life is going this spring. For each it would last about 3.7 hours there’s just so much to say. Here’s my best attempt to sum it up… The Tanalian Leadership Center students are graduating on May 10th! It seems like tomorrow, yet there’s… Read More

The biggest event that took place in January was the Hearts Going Toward Wellness conference. Below you can see how excited we are it’s celebration day! All of our staff, students, and a few community members were participants. I was in a small group with three of the students (pictured above where I look like a giant) and got to see the Lord work in each of us as we went through… Read More