Alaskan village communities face the many struggles of living in a place with long months of darkness and extreme weather: alcoholism, drug abuse, physical/sexual abuse, and high rates of suicide. And many of these communities lack the Gospel.

Sunset is partnering with Alaska Christian College (ACC) and the Ristow family, pastoral missionaries, who are reaching native Alaskans for Jesus Christ

Upcoming Events

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Alaska Christian College (ACC)

ACC’s mission is to empower Alaska Natives through biblically-based education and Christian formation to pursue excellence in character, learning and service as followers of Christ.  While providing a two-year accredited education ACC focuses on individual support and faith-based counseling to prepare students to be a light in their communities after college.

 

ACC has a well-established summer program hosting teams who live and serve at the college doing tasks that improve the campus and keep tuition low for the native students. All volunteers are welcome (middle school age and higher), those with backgrounds in skilled construction (electrical, plumbing, painting, etc), general maintenance and talents in sewing are especially helpful to have on teams.

 

Alaska Christian College (ACC) June Team

Travel dates June 1-8 Soldotna, Alaska (flight Portland to Anchorage)

Cost $900-1000

Application deadline Jan 31

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Discernments Feb 3-10

Registration & $200 online deposit deadline Feb 11th


 

Alaska Christian College (ACC) August Team

Travel dates August 3 -10 Soldotna, Alaska (flight Portland to Anchorage)

Cost $900-1000

Application deadline Jan 31

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Discernments Feb 3-10

Registration & $200 online deposit deadline Feb 11th



The Ristow family

Steve, former Executive Director of Washington County's Quiet Waters Outreach (QWO), was a long-term Partner in Missions with Sunset.  From 2015-2018 the Ristow family (Steve, his wife Audrey and their two girls, Klaira & Maddie) served as pastoral missionaries in the remote Alaskan Native village of Port Graham.  Recently God has called them into a new full-time ministry supporting a broader community of northern disciple-makers in remote areas where Christ’s love is deeply needed.  Part of Steve’s ministry will include developing and hosting short-term teams from the lower 48 and Canada.  We’re excited for you to get to know Steve and his family and to learn the story of how God is at adventurous work in their lives.

 

The Ristow/Homer team will serve by supporting village missionary care. 

More information available in April, plan to attend one of these additional information meetings

Information Meetings (Conference Room 2) 

April 7th 10:15 – 11am and 12:15 – 1pm

April 28th 10:15 – 11am & 12:15 – 1pm

 

Ristow/Homer Team – under construction

Travel dates August 17-24 (flights Portland to Anchorage & Homer)

Early Application due Jan 31

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Cost $1200-1300

Discernments Apr 28 – May 5

Registration & $200 online deposit deadline May 6


On trips team members make daily blog posts to keep everyone up--to-date with the activity of the group. It is also fun to look back at past trips to see what God has done.