Wednesday, February 4, 2009


2008 Howling Huskies Gospel Festival

Photographs by Marie VanWingerden

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

No Band Aids In Heaven

Most of the pictures in this video are pictures of the children at Howling Huskies Gospel Festival and the Anchorage Native Musicale of past years.


Marie VanWingerden
Connie VanWingerden

Learning the Books of the Bible

Previous to the lessons being shared each Monday night by Don Shugak and Doug VanWingerden, Don asked that NNL goers would make an effort to memorize the books of the Bible. Have you been trying?

YouTube has videos of kids and others singing the books of the Bible. Sounds like a perfect way for NNL goers to remember the books - sing them!

Have fun!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wrangell Mountain Bible Conference

Wilbur Joe, Copper Center Community Chapel's Interim Pastor shared this about the June 29th to July 6th's Wrangell Mountain Bible Conference: "Everything went well and everyone enjoyed themselves. Some people said this was the best conference we had. This year was the 54 year, next year is our 55th year, how about that!"

May God continue to bless this fellowship of believers in 2008!

Thanks for sharing, Wilbur.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

2008 Howling Huskies Gospel Festival

The 2008 Howling Huskies Gospel Festival will be held at Steve and Jeannie Willis' property. For more information please contact ANNLF Board Member Steve Oudean.

Singing, testimonies and food, a time when you and your family can come out and rest, enjoy Christian fellowship and enjoy the outdoors. We hope you'll plan to come!

Call 907-563-0260 if you need to talk to someone.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Jim Felix

The Jim Felix website.
Jim felix is a First Nations Cree Artist from Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada. Jim's Albums, "Keep the Faith" and "Contagious" have been both nominated at the Native American Music Awards.

"Contagious" describes the music and evangelism of Jim Felix. From first nations Canada to the reservations of America his music has touched hearts and changed lives everywhere.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bitter Reality

A "bitter reality" for native women - sexual assaults and abuses. We as Christian's need to be aware of the chances of our contacts with women and children that live daily with awful abuses. Even some men too. We can help them to cope with life, and especially to extend to them God's grace. We have the words of Life.

"Interview with Alaska Native support worker (identity withheld), July 2006 Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses. It is also one of the most hidden. It takes place in intimate relationships, within the family and at the hands of strangers and it affects women in every country in the world." Amnesty International

"a bitter reality for women on the reservations." (2003 Report, Justice Department)

“Many of the criminals know Indian lands are almost a lawless community where they can do whatever they want.” (Chickasaw Tribal Police Chief Jason O'Neal)

“She named all the people that were there, the ones that were hitting her, the ones that were fighting her, she named everybody - what more else?” (Rhea Archambault)

All above quotes are from the National Public Radio (NPR) Website.

Rape Cases Go Uninvestigated

Rape, Abuse High For Indigenous U.S. Women

A Warped World For Native American Women Seeking Justice


RAINN Urges Congress To Support the Use of DNA in Solving Rape Cases

"Then I turned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun:

And look! The tears of the oppressed, but they have no comforter-

on the side of their oppressors there is power, but they have no comforter.

Therefore I praised the dead who were already dead, more than the living who are still alive. Yet, better than both is he who has never existed, who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun."
Ecclesiastes 4:1 - 3.

"Surely oppression destroys a wise man's reason, and a bribe debases the heart." Ecclesiastes 7:7

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalms 147:3

Pray for Alaska's Justice system today. Pray for our judges, our law enforcement officers, the jails system. Ask God to protect them from bribes and that our justice system will be JUST, especially to Native women!