Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sermons Now Online

We have something new at Nenana Community Church…

I received an excellent suggestion from a member that is in the lower 48 for the next few months. He asked about having sermons recorded so that he and his family could listen in even when they are away for a time. What a great idea! Alaskans love to travel and making sermons available is an excellent ministry opportunity.

The elders chatted about the best way to accomplish this request and we now have a new mp3 recorder. Added to the mix is that the other 2 elders have extensive backgrounds in the skill set to produce a reasonably refined audio track for posting online.

Look on the left hand side of the blog for a list of sermons. Click on the link and it will take you to Bill's blog with a short summary of the topic and a link to the sermon download.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The 2nd Annual Chili-Off was held January 9th, 2010. There were four more contestants than last year, and all the chili was really good. Each chili was judged in every category and the one with the most points overall was the grand champion!

The judges were left to right, Rebekah Thompson, Carl Horn, Bill Troxel and Wayne Miller.

The winners were Sam Verhagen, Tastiest Chili (2nd year in a row);

Prettiest Chili went to Terri Thompson;

And Hottest and Grand Champion to Jeff Coghill (2nd year in a row)!!!! Photo is from 2009.



We had a very busy but very happy Christmas. From the week before Thanksgiving until Christmas Day we had something to do every day. Places to go, people to see, things to do.

On Christmas, we opened presents in the morning and then visited with two different sets of friends before we left on vacation. We so needed it. But it wasn't really an all rest vacation, we were visiting supporters and friends all through Alaska.

This is near Eureka, between Glennallen and Anchorage. I am always amazed at how beautiful Alaska is, every time of year. The sky was so blue and the snow was so white. God is so creative!

The frost was really incredible. It must have stuck out about six inches from the one side of the power pole. All the trees were droopy and the power lines must have been four inches in diameter. It was really cool.

I was taking pictures through my sunglasses and this one is really neat. Darn it though, my sunglasses got broken on this trip. I really liked the purple tint.

This is my friend Esther. I like this photo because we both look so happy.

Esther took this picture of me and Bill so we could have a formal photograph for Village Missions. We don't do formal very often! In fact, we had to borrow some clothes to take the picture!

We will be going to Hawaii in February for a real incognito vacation! We are all looking forward to laying on the beach and soaking up some sun!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What a great way to start the New Year!

I'm pregnant!

Our baby will be here in September 2010.

We are so very excited!