Alaska Christian Ministry to Seafarers

Anchorage, Whittier, and Seward Seaman's Missions
Last revised 03/07/15 newsletter

Welcome! We are a mission to the seafarers (crew members) who come to Anchorage, Seward, and Whittier, Alaska on cruise ships and freighters. Our latest newsletter is the February 2015 Newsletter. Our older newsletters are kept on the web, click here to see an index of the past editions.

It’s time to update our web-site.  We haven’t been very good about it, that’s for sure.  We have a new Mission Director, Scott Johnson, and I have a picture of him and his wife Beth in a Jeepney in Manila here.

Here is a picture of the Seward Seaman's Mission building in Seward.

Our past Mission director, David Hawkins, has written a paper called "Leadership Guidelines for the Christian Fellowship Aboard - Bringing the Fragrance of Christ to the Cruise Ship Industry". Please review this document if you are a Bible Study Leader aboard a ship -- or if you are a Bible Study leader anywhere!

We provide Bibles and other materials to the men and women who stop by and visit. The seafarers love to 'call home'.  Recently, we have realized that cell phones are cheaper and more practical than land lines, and are moving to that technology. We also have a video library, music room, e-mail stations, barbeque, outdoor basketball court, and picnic deck.  In 2014, we had about 3600 visitors in Seward and 1400 in Whittier.

Read an interesting testimony of Lucky, steward of the Cougar Ace, a ship which rolled in the North Pacific.  Please take a look at our published article about the life of the seafarer, called "The Dilemma" .

We publish a snail-mail newsletter a few times a year. If you'd like to subscribe to it, please send us your mailing address by E-mail! We invite you to browse through our web site and contact us for further information.

Take a few minutes to find out who we are (FAQ's) and what we do.

Here is a link to some photos taken around the mission. We have scrap-books at the mission that are very popular reading material, and we can't hope to duplicate them here. However, to see some photos on our Yahoo! account, click = Check out our photos! We also have a Facebook Page!

We always need help in reaching out to others. Please read how you can help us whether you are local to Alaska or not!

A freighter had a notice posted on the bulkhead about water consumption. We thought you would enjoy their style of writing. Remember, this is probably their third or fourth language! Click here


Our mailing address is:

PO Box 2742
Seward, AK 99664

Our Alaska phone number is 1-907-224-8482

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