Kenai Peninsula Mission Church
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19

 
The Kenai RIver on a cold and sunny morning in Soldotna
Change is in the air

The weather is changing and things are beginning to thaw on the Kenai Peninsula! Amy and I are looking forward to more daylight hours and (relatively) higher temperatures. We cannot wait to experience life on the Peninsula in the summer. I will admit that it is probably too early to set our thoughts on summer since the spring has not yet arrived; however, the ever increasing daylight has us all dreaming of such things. Our expectant hope of better things illustrates the greater universal longing to see the Lord make all things right in his world!  

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God (Rom 8:18-21)

We are so pleased to be serving with the Kenai Peninsula Mission as ministers of God’s reconciliation. Thank you for your prayers and support - your partnership with us as we work and wait for Christ's return!

A New Location

February 28th marked KPMC's last Bible study at the Soldotna Elementary School. The group had been meeting at the library since June of last year. During this time, KPMC's monthly worship services were held at a different church buildings in town.The group will remember our early days at the Soldotna Elementary School with much fondness.

Lord willing, KPMC will be meeting weekly at the local Seventh Day Adventist Church beginning April 3rd. The final draft of the lease agreement is being reviewed and we expect to have it signed by the end of the month. This new location will allow us to have Bible studies and Worship Services in the same location. It will also allow us to hold worship services on Sunday morning. We are praying that that the single site and the earlier worship service time will make us more accessible to the community - particularly in the summer. In the meantime (the month of March) KPMC is meeting weekly at 2pm at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Another Worship Service

With the change in venue, KPMC will also be adding another worship service into its life. We have been meeting three times a month for Bible study and once a month for worship since last November. Starting in April, we will begin to have corporate worship services twice a month. The additional service will, of course, be a blessing to the current KPMC membership - another opportunity to be renewed in God's promises and celebrate at the Lord's table. It will also provide more opportunities for the community to “taste and see” KPMC's liturgical covenant renewal service – a form of worship that is unique to the Peninsula.  

Members, Visitors, and Prayer

KPMC recently added a new family to it membership and it continues to have both regular and occasional visitors in our meetings and services. Additionally, a couple of KPMC "grass root" prayer meetings have been started. This is an exciting development since one of KPMC's ministry goals is to be a body devoted to prayer. 

A Family Update
Amy and I were blessed to be able to visit Washington in late January. We spent much time with our families (sharing Katherine with all of them) and enjoying a good bit of church family fellowship as well. It was also a great joy to have Katherine baptized in the presence of family and dear friends.

Upon our return to the Peninsula, we begin to get serious about finding a place to live in the summer . We had planned on renting in the summer and moving back into our beautiful "home on loan" by the river in August. Quite unexpectedly, we are now in the process of buying a home in Soldotna! Thank you for your prayers about this need - we definitely believe that the Lord has provided us with this opportunity. If the process stays on schedule, we should be moving into our new home in mid May. We are excited to put down roots in the Peninsula and to begin to practice gospel hospitality with our church and community. Oh, and we will have a guest room … so come and visit us!

A Financial Update

We remain thankful to the Lord that, through the generosity of so many of our partners, He has provided the necessary funds to continue the ministry of the Kenai Peninsula Mission. Our 2016 projected commitments will keep KPMC running in the black this year; however, additional support is needed to continue the mission in its early growth years.

We are still needing to raise:
      27% of our 2017 budget
      36% of our 2018 budget
      40% of our 2019 budget

There are a number of ways that you, your business, or your church can partner with the Kenai Peninsula Mission Church financially. Please consider giving a one time or reoccurring gift via check or online giving. Explore these giving options by clicking on the "Give" buttons below.

Whether or not you are able to support KPMC financially at this time, please continue to pray for us - we are ever in need of prayer partners. Please sign up to be a prayer partner by clicking on the "Pray" button below.

Thank you for your interest in the gospel progress of the Kenai Peninsula Mission. If you would like to contact us directly, please do not hesitate to call Andrew's cell at (907) 690-4410 or email him at kpmission@icloud.com.
Celebrating Katherine's Baptism in Tacoma Washington. Amy's parents hosted an open house so that we could celebrate the event with family and friends.
Mike and Andrew setting up for some ice fishing on Scout Lake, Sterling AK.
Mike and Sandy Kelly from the Northwest Church Planting Network came up to encourage Amy and I in the ministry and to worship and fellowship with KPMC.
Mike and Sandy Kelly were able to join a number of KPMC families for a fellowship meal after Sunday Worship.
Pray for 
  • The Lord to bless KPMC's efforts in inviting people to our Easter Service
  • A successful closeout on the lease agreement at our new location.
  • Continued momentum towards a public launch in the next phase of KPMC life - a consistent meeting place and two studies and two worship service a month.
  • The fruits of the gospel in our membership (love for one another) and in our community (new believers).
  • Praise regarding the pending purchase of a home and the prospect of practicing gospel hospitality in it.
  • More KPMC prayer and giving partners.
  • The fruits of the gospel in our membership (love for one another) and in our community (new believers) .

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