July 16, 2019

Pray for:

  • The AMC Board of Directors as they seek a Coordinator of Ministry to lead and guide AMC into future ministry opportunities.

  • The continuation of summer short-term mission teams as they serve throughout the state in VBS, Work & Witness, Sports Camp and Bible Study ministries.

  • The containment of the wildfires burning in Alaska. May all who fight these fires be protected, and all in harms way be evacuated.

June 14, 2019

Pray for:

  • Summer short-term mission teams traveling to Alaska to share HIS love throughout the state

  • Summer long-term volunteers serving in Anchorage and Fairbanks—and many villages north of Fairbanks

  • AMC Board of Directors as they seek to fill the open staff positions, especially the Coordinator of Ministry position.

  • CARE team ministry as it launches this month

May 17, 2019

Pray for:

  • Todd Roeske and his family as they begin to make the transition to full-time ministry in Monroe, Washington.

  • AMC Board of Directors as they search for the next Coordinator of Ministry. May they be guided by God’s will throughout this search process.

  • Summer short-term mission teams begin traveling to and serving in the state this month. Please pray that they will serve with a humble, loving heart. May they be bold in their proclamation of God’s word throughout the 43 communities who will receive teams this summer.

April 15, 2019

Pray for:

  • AMC’s short-term mission teams as they prepare to share the Easter story throughout Alaskan communities this summer.

  • Pastor Aaron Spratt as he conducts Easter worship services in Juneau and Tenakee Springs.

  • AMC's intentional mercy ministry start which will begin in the coming months.

  • Pray for Pastor Todd Roeske and his family as they make the transition from AMC ministry to sharing the Gospel message throughout the community of Monroe, WA.

  • Pray for Mt. Drum Lutheran Church in Copper Center as they begin the search for a missionary to serve in the Copper Valley.

  • Pray for the AMC Board of Directors as they continue the search process for the Coordinator of Ministry position.

February 14, 2019

Pray for:

  • Hearts to learn and serve with humbleness.

  • The opportunity to share God’s love in northern Alaska through short-term mission teams to Ambler, Arctic Circle, Deering, Fairbanks, Pt. Hope, Circle, and Venetie. Pray also for the two new teams serving in southwest Alaska in the villages of Akiak and Emmonak.

  • Ministry opportunities that continue in southeast Alaska in the communities of Haines, Tenakee Springs, Juneau, and Angoon.

January 16, 2019

Pray for:

  • Todd Roeske as he has accepted a Divine Call to serve in Washington state. Pray that the move this summer and transition for his family will be blessed by God.

  • The AMC Board as they seek to fill the position that will be vacated by Todd. AMC also is still seeking a Missionary to serve in southwest Alaska, based in Bethel. Pray for God’s guidance as we move forward with ministry opportunities.

  • Aaron Spratt as he continues to make deeper connections in Haines and Tenakee Springs, remote communities in southeast Alaska.

December 13, 2018

Pray for:

  • Pastor Aaron Spratt as he leads Christmas services in Haines and Tenakee Springs this month.

  • Those experiencing stress due to the frequency of after-shocks after the earthquake.

  • Thanksgiving for the financial blessings that the ministry of AMC has experienced this year.

  • The AMC Board as they meet this month to give guidance on ministry decisions.

November 20, 2018

Pray for:

  • We praise God for all of His blessings during this Thanksgiving holiday season.

  • Prepare our hearts for the upcoming Advent season as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • We thank God for adding Jerry Simpson, AMC Missionary Support Servant, to our staff. Jerry will be assisting with bookkeeping and other important “behind the scenes” tasks to help with our expanding ministry. 

October 19, 2018

Pray for:

  • Ministry opportunities continue to occur in Southeast Alaska. Most recently, Pastor Aaron Spratt was able to hold a worship service in Haines. We ask that God would continue to open doors for ministry in that area of the state.

  • Many communities become isolated as winter approaches due to the closure of roads. Please pray that the hope of the Gospel would be shared, even in the midst of shortened daylight hours and isolation issues.

  • Worship services continue in Tanacross. We give thanks for the many who have traveled a great distance to hold services in this remote area. May God continue to bless the proclamation of His Word.

September 16, 2018

Pray for:

  • Those who mourn. May the peace of Christ surround all who mourn the death of loved ones in recent weeks. Our hope and salvation is found in Jesus Christ, alone.

  • Rest and renewal for those who serve in ministry throughout the state of Alaska, especially for the LCMS pastors and lay ministers who serve those congregations.

  • A successful fall hunting season to provide for the food needs for the winter season.

August 16, 2018

Pray for:

  • AMC as we seek a full-time missionary to live in Bethel and serve throughout the southwest region of the state. Job description can be found at: https://www.alaskamissionforchrist.org/current-needs/
  • AMC as we seek a part-time Missionary Support person to assist with bookkeeping and other important “behind the scenes” tasks that help us to make a bold witness for Jesus in Alaska. For a job description, send an email to: tellmemore@amclcms.org
  • Wisdom as we use volunteers to lead worship in Tanacross, some traveling up to seven hours to do so.

July 16, 2018

Pray for:

  • Short-term mission teams who continue to serve throughout the summer in VBS, Hammer & Nails, and sports camp ministries.
  • Pastor Carl and Darlene Lilienkamp as they wrap up their long-term mission service ministry in Anchorage. They have been a tremendous blessing in serving AMC's short-term summer mission teams who overnight at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church/Anchorage Lutheran School.
  • Jan Bruick, AMC Servant Event Coordinator, as her broken ankle continues to heal.
  • Pastor Aaron Spratt in Juneau as he seeks opportunities in southeast Alaska to share the Gospel message.

June 15, 2018

Pray for:

  • Summer mission teams are arriving!  Thank God for the volunteers who give of their time, talents and treasures to serve with AMC through short-term mission opportunities.
  • Strength, health, and support for the AMC staff and volunteers throughout the busy summer season. May we all serve with joy!
  • Summer tourist season is upon us.  Pray that AMC and the 14 LCMS Alaska congregations would be able to minister to those who come to our state for recreation and exploration.

May 17, 2018

Pray for:

  • AMC Board of Directors as they meet to carry out the mission and ministry focus of this organization.
  • The Upper Tanana River Valley as AMC seeks ways to continue in ministry throughout that region of the state.
  • Summer mission teams as they make final preparations to serve in VBS, sports and fine arts camps, healthy kids camp, and hammer & nails projects.

April 16, 2018

Pray for:

  • AMC as we seek new opportunities to share Jesus' love throughout the state of Alaska.
  • The 14 LCMS congregations who make up AMC as they are involved in ministry 24/7. May God guide and bless their community outreach.
  • New mission teams who are needed to serve in southwest Alaska. Pray for new congregations who would be moved to share the Gospel message through summer ministry opportunities.

March 29, 2018

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for Pastor Keith Aschenbeck and family as they move to Victoria, Texas. Pastor Keith will be serving as Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church.
  • Continue to pray for ongoing ministry in the Upper Tanana River Valley.
  • May God continue to open doors for Pastor Aaron Spratt to connect into the communities of Angoon and Tenakee Springs.
  • AMC seeks to find ways to expand ministry opportunities into the lives of the summer cruise visitors traveling throughout the state.
  • Pray for Mike Speer, Cheap Wheels Rentals in Anchorage, as he battles Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Mike and his wife, Cindy, have been long-time supporters of the AMC mission and ministry.
  • Continue to pray for the summer mission teams as they prepare to serve in VBS, sports and fine arts camps, as well as hammer & nail projects throughout June, July and August.

February 7, 2018

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for the communities in southwest Alaska who have requested a summer VBS team. May God raise up new teams to serve in this region.
  • Pray for the communities of Mentasta, Tenakee Springs, and Teslin.
  • Thank God for the team leaders and volunteers who attended the CONNECT Gathering, January 19-20, at St. Paul Lutheran, Munster, Indiana. This was an excellent opportunity to Share, Learn, and Encourage in our ministry service throughout the summer months.
  • Thanksgiving for safe and rewarding travel for Rev. Todd Roeske and Rev. Keith Aschenbeck in the lower 48 to share the mission and ministry of Alaska Mission for Christ.
  • Thanksgiving for the opportunity Rev. Aaron Spratt had to travel to Hoonah this month to meet with community leaders.

December 2017 Prayer Requests

-For the AMC Connect gathering on January 19-20 in Munster, IN.  Volunteers will share resources and learn to become better at proclaiming Jesus in Alaska.

-For outreach in Southwest Alaska.  Jan Bruick spent three days in Bethel this month to deepen our relationships and look for better ways to serve in that part of the state.  We hope to call a missionary to serve there by the end of the 2019.

-For Elders in Native communities throughout Alaska.  Elders are the soul of the community in many native villages.  Yet they struggle with  health challenges and  doubts about their value.  Pray that AMC will find ways to love and support  Elders.


September 2015 Prayer Requests

 Pray for our Fall and Winter outreach with the Good News of Jesus.

 Pray for the Lord to send us a missionary for Southeast, Alaska.

 Pray for David Grosz, as he seeks a new vocation after leaving AMC.

 Pray for AMC as we evaluate our ministry in Southwest Alaska and make plans for the future. 

 Pray for the new worship services being offered in Tetlin, AK. 

 Pray for the AMC Face to Face Board Meeting on October 9-10 in Palmer, AK.  Pray the Lord will guide us as we seek his will for the future outreach of AMC.

 Thank the Lord for a wonderful Summer of ministry in about 50 communities through close to 500 volunteers. 

 Thank the Lord for the ministry of Rev. Lang Yang as he trains leaders for the Hmong community in Chugiak, Alaska.