Broken Walls News
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Broken Walls recently finished a tour of Kodiak Island, Alaska. This is the largest island in Alaska and it is known as the Emerald Isle. Broken Walls traveled there with a team that included Bill’s son, Reign. They visited the villages of Old Harbor, Ouzinkie and Kodiak by small plane piloted by their good friend, Pisa.
Their first stop was in Old Harbor where they enjoyed a community potluck and performed a concert to a full house. Most of the people danced and had a great time. Jonathan shares: “The smoked salmon was awesome! It was some of the best I’ve ever tasted! We had a great night of ministry filled with lots of laughs, prayers and music. The next morning, some elders came with fresh smoked salmon. They saw how much we liked it yesterday – First Nations hospitality at its best.”
The next day, they went to Ouzinkie on the northern end of the island for another concert. Jonathan shares again: “At the end of our last night in Ouzinkie, a young lady came up to me and said: ‘You have no idea how much this night meant to my life.‘ It’s those moments that make it all worth it.”
Kodiak is the next stop on Sunday. They did the morning service at Kodiak Christian Fellowship and the evening service at Kodiak Bible Chapel. There was a full house both morning and evening.
The next night they played in the Sun’aq Tribal Hall in Kodiak. A beautiful dance team opened the night for them with several dances. There was a great crowd and even people came in off the street to join in.
Thanks to David Hucaby, Dave and Judy Snyder and other supporters, Bill was able to purchase a new travel drum set for the journey from village to village. Also thanks to the many supporters who helped to make this journey possible.