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Benedictine College

Serving In Alaska
March 4, 2023
Community: Wasilla
Partner: St. Therese's Camp
Staff: Grant Fritz, Hayley Fritz

Arriving in Alaska!

by Grant Fritz | March 5, 2023 1:10 PM

We made it into Anchorage just in time to see the Fur Rendezvous and Iditarod festivities before heading to St Therese's camp and getting settled in. 

Arriving in Alaska!

Mass and Mountains

by Grant Fritz | March 6, 2023 11:01 AM

Following mass at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Palmer we took a drive up into the beautiful Talkeetna Mountains to enjoy the snow and the views!

Mass and Mountains

The Last Great Race

by Grant Fritz | March 6, 2023 11:02 AM

On Sunday afternoon we made the drive up to Willow to watch the start of the 1000 mile sled dog race, the Iditarod. What a fun Alaskan experience!
The Last Great Race

Lunch Break among the Bears

by Grant Fritz | March 6, 2023 8:55 PM

This morning 7 of us served at Thrifter's Rock helping to clean and label a variety of items that will be sold at this church owned thrift store in order to support mission work around the world. Following the morning at Thrifter's we are headed to Palmer and made a stop at Band of Brothers coffee shop for lunch and a coffee break.
Lunch Break among the Bears

The Youth of Alaska (YAK)

by Grant Fritz | March 6, 2023 8:57 PM

We had a wonderful time hanging out with local youth at the YAK center in Palmer. The YAK is a local non-profit youth center that provides a safe place for youth to spend their afternoons hanging out and building relationships. 
The Youth of Alaska (YAK)

Thrifter's Rock

by Grant Fritz | March 7, 2023 8:36 PM

Half of the team returned to Thrifter's Rock to clean and sort donations that will be sold to support global missions. The team has accomplished so much in the last two days that the manager has to keep finding more for them to do!

Thrifter's Rock

The Power of your Testimony

by Grant Fritz | March 7, 2023 8:39 PM

We gathered around the fire to hear God's story of redemption in one of our team member's life. It is amazing to see what God does when you open up and share what He has done in your life.
The Power of your Testimony

Chasing the Aurora

by Grant Fritz | March 7, 2023 8:42 PM

We stayed up into the wee hours of the night to see the Aurora Borealis. It finally came out for a short time to the elated screams of the team!
Chasing the Aurora

St. Therese's Camp

by Hayley Fritz | March 10, 2023 12:36 AM

The team worked (and played) hard painting at St. Therese's Camp all week. As the team painted they intentionally prayed for the future counselors and campers that will be filling these buildings in just a few short months.

St. Therese's Camp

Tom Sawyer

by Hayley Fritz | March 10, 2023 12:40 AM

Did the little missionaries want to paint or were they convinced by the older missionaries that it would be fun? Just kidding! EVERYONE had a blast painting walls (and faces) this week!

Tom Sawyer

Bonfire Worship

by Hayley Fritz | March 10, 2023 12:42 AM

There's something extra beautiful about testimonies and worship by the fire!
Bonfire Worship

The Incredible Matanuska Glacier

by Grant Fritz | March 10, 2023 6:24 PM

The team had booked a cruise out of Whittier to see the glaciers from the ocean, but it was too windy to go out. Instead we went to the Matanuska Glacier for a tour of the largest glacier in North America that you can drive to. It blew us all away!
The Incredible Matanuska Glacier

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