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Lutheran High School, Parker - CO

Serving In Alaska
May 25, 2024
Community: Anchorage
Partner: Chugach Covenant Church (C3)
Staff: Carlene Cummings, Rebecca Lopez

LuHi Has Arrived!!

by Carlene Cummings | May 26, 2024 12:14 AM

Lutheran High School has arrived in Alaska! Everyone and all their bags made it safe and sound. We stopped by Anchorage Overview near the airport on our way to our lodging location. It was such a beautiful view of downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet, and of course the amazing mountains. 

LuHi Has Arrived!!

A Joyful Noise

by Carlene Cummings | May 27, 2024 1:42 PM

Sunday is church day!! We went to Chugach Covenant Church (C3) for church on Sunday. This is the church we will be partnering with all week. 

T.J., Katherine, Bella, Logan, Vonnie, and Peter did an awesome job leading worship at church! Everyone enjoyed singing along. 

A Joyful Noise

C3 Meets LuHi

by Carlene Cummings | May 27, 2024 1:44 PM

Pastor Ben preached an encouraging sermon on spiritual gifts. 

At the end, Pastor Ben introduced Tiffany and Lutheran High school to the church and shared our mission for the week. 

C3 Meets LuHi

Before Picture

by Carlene Cummings | May 27, 2024 1:47 PM

This winter in Anchorage was a very snowy one. Due to the amount of heavy snow C3 lost two storage sheds. This week part of the team will be building one new shed to replace them. 

This is what we are starting with, a blank slate. Pray the rain holds off!! 

Before Picture

We're Expecting.... To Finish this Project by Lunch

by Carlene Cummings | May 27, 2024 1:52 PM

A few of the girls from the group are helping at Heart to Heart Pregnancy Center. This is a faith based organization that helps provide free clothing, blankets, diapers and other necessities to expecting and new moms. 

Galina and  Arianna are working on switching out winter clothes and bringing in the spring/summer baby clothes. 

We're Expecting.... To Finish this Project by Lunch

Diaper Duty

by Carlene Cummings | May 27, 2024 1:59 PM

Liv and Bella are working together to separate and bag lots of diapers! 

Heart to heart is donation based and largely volunteer run. Many people will over buy different size diapers and need to donate unopened packages. This is a huge need for many new parents. 

Diaper Duty

Putting up Walls

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 3:33 PM

The boys have been rocking the shed project!! Tuesday afternoon they had walls up on the shed!! They are making great progress and having fun doing it. 


Mark, Vonnie and T.J. had a picture perfect moment. 

Putting up Walls

4 Square

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 3:35 PM

The team has loved spending time with kids at the park! 4 Square is a bit hot and some kids come just to play. It's been a bit cloudy but that doesn't stop anyone from having fun. 
4 Square

Immersing Herself in Ministry

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 3:40 PM

Mrs. Cox had the time of her life using this Giant immersion blender to help make soup! It has been fun learning new things and getting to use giant versions of our own kitchen tools. 


On Tuesday they served lunch to about 250 people. That's a lot of soup and sandwiches.

Immersing Herself in Ministry

Keeping it Clean

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 3:46 PM

Big projects make big messes. Ms. H and Presley were tasked with cleaning A Lot of dishes!! The industrial size dishwasher made it very quick and easy. 
Keeping it Clean

A Treat In The Wild

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 3:50 PM

We took the team out to Wild Scoops Ice Cream for a little sweet treat! They definitely have earned it after the long full days of ministry. Half way there!! 

A Treat In The Wild

Club Sandwhich

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 4:04 PM

Back at it again! Sandwich and soup making is a never ending task here. Now that it's warming up in Alaska more and more people are coming to Downtown Hope center receiving food, clothing and other essentials. 


Downtown Hope center has a really great culinary school program. This program is open to people who want to get into the culinary world as chefs or bakers. The bread that they use for sandwiches is made by the culinary students and staff who have graduated the program. 


Abby, Rebecca, Liv, and Mrs. Cox are busy making those sandwiches then wrapping them and putting them in go bags to hand out. 

Club Sandwhich

Grab and Go

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 4:08 PM

Downtown Hope center is a women's homeless shelter. The women who are staying here are able to have a place to sleep, shower and get hot meals inside. 


In addition they hand out the sandwich and snack bags along with soup to an additional 250 people every day. Anyone is able to walk up and receive food. 


Galina, Arianna and Allie had the opportunity today to serve people lunch. 

Grab and Go

First Day Shelter Serving

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:03 PM

5.27.24 Entering into a clothing closet to help sort and prepare clothing for those who will need it is an honor. Allie did a great job at serving and expanding her talents in spatial usage. Being able to pack more into each storing bin is a blessing she was able to leave behind. 

First Day Shelter Serving

Serving on Memorial Day

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:14 PM

5.27.24 Over 300 sandwiches and soups were handed out on this Memorial Day! These ladies did a great job at serving with a smile! Then running to make more until everyone was fed at the Downtown Hope Women's Shelter which is open for feeding all people in need from the back of the building, not just their female guests.
Serving on Memorial Day

Painting Fun

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:18 PM

Putting Abby's painting skills to good use on Memorial Day 2024! Utilizing the closed day to paint the main area potential guests of the shelter may use when seeking assistance.   From a light green to a nice bright, crisp white, what a difference a fresh coat of paint can do to make a room feel open and welcoming! 
Painting Fun

Foundational Work

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:22 PM

Taking footers from the old shed and repositioning them, this new solid shed is an answer to prayers! The team is eager to not leave a partial complete shed, but a finished one.  Day one began well. 
Foundational Work

Shed Day 1 With Partners

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:25 PM

This gentleman from the church was glad to see the team come in to assist and wanted to be part of the good work happening. We were glad to have his help with the shed and his children's attendance at our park ministry! Great Day 5.27.24
Shed Day 1 With Partners

The Shed Day 1

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:31 PM

Ending the day with a finished foundation and subflooring (not pictured) was a satisfying end for the Shed Crew. Mr. Mark is focused on teaching the kids new skills while leaving the best shed ever! 
The Shed Day 1

Starting the Shed Day 2

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:36 PM

Adding to the crew, we begin with a zip in our step and have another successful shed build day! Stay tuned to see the next transformation unfold. Watching the kids learn more about measuring, cutting, and working together is heartwarming. 
Starting the Shed Day 2

5.28.24 Day 2 Shed Growth

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:39 PM

Mr. Mark works with the boys on laying out the walls just so. T.J. taking to heart to make sure the wall is squared up just right before allowing us to nail it in place. Great job guys! 
5.28.24 Day 2 Shed Growth

We Have A Wall!

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:42 PM

5.28.24 We have a wall!  Now that the boys can begin to see their hard work paying off. They are on FIRE! The fear of not finishing beginning to fade and God's provisions for the project come together. 
We Have A Wall!

New Project!

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:49 PM

In addition to adding a shed at the Unity Center for our partners at C3 we found they have a community garden center in need of some extra love. We began with weed-wacking and cleanup. 
New Project!

Community Garden Boxes

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:53 PM

5.28.24  We did weed-wacking until the battery gave out and worked on weatherproofing the bottom of the planter boxes and realigned them so they would be ready for the new soil coming later in the week. Rebekah, Allie, Peter, and Logan did a stellar job with taking on this new project. 
Community Garden Boxes

Wall and more Wall

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 6:57 PM

5.28.24 Two walls are better than one. Keep watching as this project comes together. We are as excited as our partners for this shed project. 
Wall and more Wall

5.28.24 Day 2 Shed

by Carlene Cummings | May 29, 2024 7:10 PM

We ended this day feeling tired but satisfied with all the hard work and effort the whole team brought today. From sandwiches, and clothes, to sheds, and gardens. Today was full of teamwork and God's love...especially during park time!

5.28.24 Day 2 Shed

Park Ministry with C3

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 7:14 PM

Partnering with C3 is a joy! These kids, the heart of the community, and joy in sharing God's word fills the heart. The children loved watching the big kids' skit and singing songs! One little fella even joined T.J. on the keys!
Park Ministry with C3

Putting the Roof Up!

by Becka Lopez | May 29, 2024 7:17 PM

Today the team learned how to build trusses and then were able to begin placing them up. Amazing team work! 
Putting the Roof Up!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | May 31, 2024 11:57 PM

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Michael cobaugh

May 29, 2024 5:58 PM

When can the cobaugh family have wild scoops ice cream with ppm Mel you need to hold your end of the deal

Michael cobaugh

May 29, 2024 5:56 PM

The 5th ave mall is getting Panda Express later in the year just a heads up so that way you guys know ahead of time

Michael cobaugh

May 27, 2024 11:47 PM

We finished with 133.1 Inches of snow for the winter season it was 2nd place of the all time snowiest ever yeah it got really crazy

Michael cobaugh

May 26, 2024 12:59 AM

Heads up I’m working tomorrow @ auntie Ann’s in the 5th Ave mall 2pm to 6pm watermelon 3 different ways is really good I’ve had it it’s worth trying it

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