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Missions adventures await Kentucky Baptist churches in Alaska

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - Looking for a new adventure in missions? Contact the Kentucky Baptist Convention and get connected with gospel ministries already at work in Alaska.

Send church mission teams to share Jesus with people in remote villages and through urban block parties. Minister at summer sports camps or help reach people at the world-famous Iditarod sled dog race.

Missions Strategist Doug Williams said opportunities abound and through partnerships with three local missions organizations. In many cases, churches will find ready-made itineraries and housing available for large groups.

"A lot of people think of Alaska as a tourist destination, and it is certainly the most beautiful place, I think, in the world. But it's also spiritually dark," said Scott Kirby of GraceWorks Alaska, a KBC partner.

According to the North American Mission Board, more than 80 percent of Alaskans do not have a personal relationship with Jesus.

"We need your help and we'd love for you to consider coming up and helping us to reach our state for Christ," Kirby said.

Alaskans top the list in the U.S. for not attending church. With a population of nearly 740,000 people, only 22 percent of Alaskans say they attend religious services at least once a week.

"We want your feet in Alaska," said Brenda Crim, executive director of Alaska Missions. "Because when I get your feet, I get your heart and when I get your heart, I get your prayers."

Learn more about Alaska missions opportunities by sending an email to partnership@kybaptist.org or calling (502) 489-3530.