Help with Construction at the Seminary
Location: Bethel, AK
Date: June – October 201
Trip Length: 9 days (Sunday – Tuesday)
Cost: Volunteers are responsible for their travel to Kenai, Alaska. Once volunteers arrive in Kenai food, lodging and additional transportation will be provided.
Maximum Team Size: 10 people. Both individual volunteers and teams are welcome.
Skills Needed: Volunteers must have extensive construction experience.
Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Project Description: Volunteers will assist in ground up construction of additions to a seminary. Construction will include a classroom building as well as additional living space for students.
Background Information: Bethel, Alaska is a growing city of approximately 6,000 people located 400 air miles from Anchorage and 80 miles from the mouth of the Kuskokwim River. The city of Bethel forms the regional hub for the 56 surrounding villages. Since its founding in 1885, the Moravian Church has strived to be a shining light in the lives of the local Yupik people. The Alaska Bible Seminary, in Bethel, was established in 1955 and continues to provide training for needed Christian leaders. The expansion of the school’s facilities will allow training for more Native Christians.
Additional Information: Twin size beds with linens will be provided, as well as access to running water and toilets. Volunteers need to bring clothing and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools.
NOTE: Alaska trips in 2015 are being run through Samaritan’s Purse. Please visit there website (click here) for more information.