A good friend of many people of Wayland anchorage has come under tough times. This student had an unfortunate incident in recent days that involved their home catching fire and causing extensive damage. This students loss has caused them to lose every day comforts such as clothes, furniture, shelter and food. WAM! has put together a fund in this students name if you can spare a dollar or two, any donation will be appreciated and put to great use.
You may give online by using the PayPal link below.
Donations can be made at any Wayland Anchorage location as well.
WAM! is Wayland-Anchorage's student association focused on Christian outreach to Alaska. Alaska has many needs, and WAM! is just our way of joining together in Christian love to help where we can.
The mission for 2012 is concentrated on serving the needs of the community of Galena - specifically building friendships and strong relationships there. Many of the youth in the Galena boarding school are from broken or un-stable homes. They come to the school from about 60 smaller remote villages across Alaska, and they desperately need relationships. Galena also needs lots of firewood to get through the winter. When that area of Alaska experiences -50°F temperatures for long periods of time, firewood is an essential source of fuel for homes.
Because the area surrounding Galena is low and boggy marshland, firewood is collected during the winter. This requires a heavy duty workhorse for a snow machine, one designed with an exceptionally wide track so that it does not bog down in deep, powdery snow. Therefore, WAM's goal is to raise funds to purchase such a machine and take a mission team out to help cut wood with the missionaries and youth of Galena.
Young Life, Send North, and Galena Bible Church missionaries have found that cutting wood with the youth there is a fantastic way to build meaningful relationships.
Thank you for considering how you might participate in WAM! and support this worthy cause. You can donate directly to WAM!, and you can join as a member and take part in various activities to include attending the fund-raising banquet scheduled at Wayland Baptist University on Friday, October 12th.