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Crisis & Disaster Response

Field Hospital Pledged for Rural Alaska

Samaritan’s Purse has committed one of our Emergency Field Hospitals to the town of King Salmon, Alaska, as a massive influx of commercial fishermen and fishery workers are expected to swell the area’s population this summer—bringing the ominous potential of a COVID-19 outbreak. “Many locals are frightened, remembering what happened when the Spanish flu came…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Military Couples Encouraged, Strengthened in Alaska

Day after day, Army Sergeant Russell Gaskins scrambled to take cover from incoming mortar rounds fired into the camp. They’d come at all hours, and, eventually, he’d had enough. “There were times the mortar rounds came in at night and you got knocked out of bed. I just crawled back into bed,” he said. “I…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Alaska Fridays Are a Celebration!

Each week at Samaritan Lodge Alaska, Fridays are a day of celebration. Operation Heal Our Patriots staff and volunteers thank God as they watch baptisms, hear military couples renew their vows, and listen to testimonies of saving grace during a fireside farewell. Of course, the rest of the week is pretty special too. There’s a…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Field Hospital to Alaska

Samaritan’s Purse airlifted a 30-bed Emergency Field Hospital and critical medical supplies to King Salmon, Alaska, on June 1 in advance of a possible COVID-19 outbreak. The threat is expected to significantly rise this summer as more than 10,000 fishermen and cannery workers from around the world descend upon the Bristol Bay region. Many of…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Medical Supplies to Alaska

The Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 aircraft landed in Alaska on Monday, April 6, with over 8 tons of supplies critical for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. At the request of the governor’s office, we provided hospital beds, thermometers, and personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, and gowns. These will be delivered to rural areas…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Veteran Couples Find Healing, Help in Christ During Alaska Marriage Training

The summer season of Operation Heal Our Patriots is off to a great start! We’ve already welcomed about 30 couples to Samaritan Lodge Alaska, and we expect to host nearly 160 couples before the season ends. We praise God that we’re already seeing life transformation among these wounded veterans and their spouses. Individuals are coming…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Waterside Conversion Leads to Lake Clark Baptism

As Trish Dawson felt Lake Clark’s frigid waters wash over her, she almost forgot the shocking cold in an adrenaline rush of happiness. “I was just so happy—overwhelmed,” Trish shared, eyes shining at the memory of her baptism. Just moments before, on the beach at Samaritan Lodge Alaska, Trish had prayed with her husband and…

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Embracing God’s Strength in Weakness

For many years, the Carbullidos’ combat experiences remained a mystery roiling under the surface of their marriage. Air Force Master Sergeant David Carbullido considered it his duty to lock away those moments into a dark corner of his mind. He thought it was an absolute necessity in order to stay engaged in the work at…

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Construction Projects

Construction Projects Benefit Rural Alaska

Robert Mobley says it’s difficult to anticipate what you’ll find at the edge of the world, which is where he felt like he landed several summers ago in Kipnuk, Alaska, near the Bering Sea. The beauty, remoteness, and great need were surprising at first, but that’s also what has kept Robert returning to the 49th…

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Construction Projects

Samaritan’s Purse Rebuilds Two More Churches in Rural Alaska

Clara Honea remembers when the first missionaries floated down the Yukon River more than 73 years ago to Ruby, Alaska—a gold rush town turned native village, now home to a community of Athabaskan Koyukon people in the state’s remote interior. She remembers some of the first services at Ruby Bible Church and especially the night…

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