Daniel and I had the wonderful opportunity to spend seven weeks in Alaska, at Higher Ground Baptist Bible Camp in Sterling again this summer!:) During the weeks we stayed very busy with camp life. So, this post will be about some of the fun opportunities we had to experience more of beautiful this state, during the weekends!
Each time I have visited Alaska I always marvel at the handiwork of God in the surrounding creation!
Another time some of us cooled off on a homemade slip'n'slide.....
Here's Daniel have a bit of fun while waiting for his next job.....
Back to the weekends, an afternoon trip to The Salmon River for some refreshing swim-time!
Some contented, quiet, visitors who maintained a respectful distance at all times...;)
Warming ourselves by the fire, eating dinner after a fun, cold day canoeing, swimming (for those who dared), and exploring at Cooper Lake!
In the van, with a beautiful, simple bouquet of fireweed which was a gift from Daniel.:)
Emma, Daniel and I hiking Skilak Overlook with the staff! That was a beautiful, challenging hike, but far easier than Skyline!:)
The view from the top.....
Unlike our other hikes this one led us down below the mountains, through the woods, to the beach facing the amazing Exit Glacier.
Enjoying a late and well-earned lunch...
Mr. Garris (he and his wife drive up from Virginia each year) treated us all to ice cream at a little shop before driving back to camp.
This past summer trip was truly a neat experience! We were so grateful to be able to return to Alaska, and learn many important things, grow in our walks with the Lord, and meet new friends! Being there provides more and more opportunity to see the goodness of our God revealed in His general revelation in creation! We don't know what He has planned for next summer, but we eagerly await it, knowing it will be very good!
The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever. He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He has declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: holy and awesome is His name.