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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Serving In Alaska
May 18, 2024
Community: Wasilla
Staff: Lesa Millikin, Rick Millikin, Braeden Williams

Matanuska Glaicer

by Braeden Williams | May 19, 2024 5:09 PM

We just arrived to the Matanuska glacier! We're about to hike our way into the ice age! What a way to start the week off right! & it's only 37 degrees!

Matanuska Glaicer

Dinner Time

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 1:57 PM

We wrapped up our Sunday by having some pizza at a new pizza joint in Wasilla, Alaska. Tomorrow, we begin working at the camp. 

Dinner Time

Nothing like a Fresh Garden Pantry

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 2:13 PM

Frontline Mission feeds so many people each week. We are getting their planters ready to go for a long and prosperous summer of veggies to feed thousands of people this summer. 
Nothing like a Fresh Garden Pantry

Cleaning up after a Long Hard Winter

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 2:21 PM

There is a lot to clean up here. Weeds had taken over under all the snow. We’re cleaning that up and spreading gravel around the planter beds to keep the mud away. 
Cleaning up after a Long Hard Winter

Kids Kupboard

by Braeden Williams | May 20, 2024 3:18 PM

We're here at Kids Kupboard helping pack sandwiches for the amazing community of Wasilla!

Kids Kupboard

The Lake Setup Starts Tomorrow

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 6:00 PM

 It in the meantime, we gathered all the canoes and we’re going to stage the paddle boats sometime today. 
The Lake Setup Starts Tomorrow

Behind the Wood Shed?

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 6:02 PM

Nope. Right up front. There was lots of green and seasoned wood that we separated out and stacked for the busy upcoming season.  

Behind the Wood Shed?

BOOM!

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 6:04 PM

And just like that, we have all the wood separated and stacked. We hope to have a bonfire tonight.
BOOM!

The BLOB!!!

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 6:06 PM

Camp Director Rick said it’s time to get the blob out and get it ready to put on the lake. We’re super excited, and it’s a perfect day with sunshine.

The BLOB!!!

Oh Well, Maybe Tomorrow

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 6:08 PM

Even the slightest breeze coming toward you makes it impossible to launch this big water blob without it blowing back on you and up onto the beach. Rick said we need to wait until tomorrow and hopefully the wind will be from the other direction.
Oh Well, Maybe Tomorrow

An Acre or Two to Rake

by Rick Millikin | May 20, 2024 7:20 PM

The snow is gone and now the work begins. Lots of leaves and limbs to burn. 

An Acre or Two to Rake

S’mores

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 2:46 PM

Yay. A good finish to a great day serving. Had hotdogs and s’mores by the lake and then some volleyball. 

S’mores

Powerful Vision for Community

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 2:51 PM

Meet Matthew, the executive director of Frontline Mission. He is sharing the incredible story of this small church, (once a strip club, now repurposed as a place of worship). And how the church is helping transform the small communities of Big Lake and Houston AK with serve nights. They feed the entire community which has many families in need. 

Powerful Vision for Community

Building a Sign

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 2:53 PM

We are digging four deep holes to erect a sign for the event that is tonight. 
Building a Sign

Boom-Done

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 2:56 PM

We did it! The poles are fixed into place and the banner mounted. Thousands of cars pass here each day. 
Yes the poles are different heights due to rock but they will trim them level later.  
Boom-Done

Time to Prep Food

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 2:57 PM

We are prepping food for several hundred tonight. Bring on the cabbage. 
Time to Prep Food

Can you Guess?

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 2:58 PM

What are we making?
Can you Guess?

Adding some Carrots

by Rick Millikin | May 21, 2024 3:00 PM

Now you can guess- yes, it’s a ton of coleslaw. 
Rick is working on pork loin for the main course. 
Adding some Carrots

BLOB SEND OFF

by Braeden Williams | May 21, 2024 3:30 PM

Finally sending off the blob! The weather held out! If only we could jump off it!

BLOB SEND OFF

Frontline Mission Closet

by Braeden Williams | May 22, 2024 7:41 PM

Today we were filled with gratitude and love as we sorted clothing, food, and miscellaneous items! So grateful to help out Frontline with the practical needs of the community ultimately bringing them closer to Jesus!
Frontline Mission Closet

I Scream for Ice Cream

by Braeden Williams | May 22, 2024 11:34 PM

The Big Dipper... but not the stars, the ice cream shop. Maybe best in Alaska, we all enjoyed it for sure!

I Scream for Ice Cream

Helping an Elderly Family

by Terry Millikin | May 23, 2024 9:27 AM

A dear lady recently lost her brother and she came to Alaska to clean out his home. He rarely threw anything away, so it was a daunting task for the family. They appreciated the help. Another dumpster will he delivered today. 

Helping an Elderly Family

Little Beaver Camp

by Braeden Williams | May 23, 2024 9:32 PM

Amazing ladies helped plant flowers around the campground today! Even through the rain!

Little Beaver Camp

Brrr...

by Braeden Williams | May 23, 2024 9:34 PM

Even with freezing cold water we all swam around and even used the blob! So sad we're coming to the end of the week!
Brrr...

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | May 24, 2024 11:57 PM


Scenic View

by Lesa Millikin | May 28, 2024 10:16 AM

Beautiful spot to take a quick team photo!

Scenic View

Painting Time

by Lesa Millikin | May 28, 2024 10:22 AM

New awning cover for Frontline Misson fridge / freezer storage.
Painting Time

Sprucing Up the Pantry

by Lesa Millikin | May 28, 2024 10:27 AM

The team helped clean out the refrigerators and storage pantry to get ready for shopping day.
Sprucing Up the Pantry

Mat-Su Food Bank

by Lesa Millikin | May 28, 2024 10:30 AM

It’s a jungle out there! We helped the food bank tidy up their grounds - something they haven’t been able to die from being so busy serving the community.
Mat-Su Food Bank

Little Beaver Camp

by Lesa Millikin | May 28, 2024 10:32 AM

Marcy told me the school has the same verse on their wall!
Little Beaver Camp

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Comments

Ed

May 19, 2024 5:38 PM

Enjoy the pictures nice way to communicate! Looking forward to more pictures .

Michael cobaugh

May 18, 2024 11:29 PM

One more surprise

Michael cobaugh

May 18, 2024 11:28 PM

Oh heads up we have a new drink watermelon 3 different ways drink

Michael cobaugh

May 18, 2024 11:28 PM

Heads up I’m working tomorrow 1pm to 6:30pm @ auntie Ann’s in the 5th ave mall oh Mel please tell me your husband made it to ak when can the cobaugh family meet your husband and do ice cream you need to fulfill your end of the bargain and hang out with the missions team we haven’t done that in years

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