Broken Walls News
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Broken Walls recently travelled to Alaska to visit the village of Wasilla, Homer and Seldovia. The team consisted of Jonathan Maracle, Mark Wolff, Vladimir Plotnikov, Reign Pagaran and Bill Pagaran. The first night, they ministered at The Haven near Anchorage. Jonathan shared on the importance of family and it really touched hearts. The team did school assembly in Homer the next day and it was well received. The principal said that out of 400 students, Bill picked the perfect student for his $20.00 illustration.
On Saturday night, they ministered at The Refuge in Homer. Jonathan shares: “It is really great to see so many old friends that I have made over the years here in Alaska. Lots of people came through while we were practicing and it was a cool atmosphere.” They did the Carry the Cure ‘Committed to Life’ program that they normally do in school but augmented it a bit. Bill shares: “There is a need for this message to come to the church in a real way.”
The next morning, Bill shared at The Church on the Rock, Homer while Jonathan shared at East Gate Fellowship, also in Homer. Here is a note from Scott Smith, YWAM concerning Jonathan’s time at East Gate. “What a tremendous honor it was to have Jonathan Maracle share his heart with us today at East Gate Fellowship. His mastery of both music and story-telling created an environment where out hearts yearned for our Father. We cried, laughed and then celebrated in the great work of Yeshua. Thank you, my friend for coming to our house of worship and sharing your life with us. You are always welcome.”
On February 5th, Jonathan shared: “We arrived in the village of Seldovia. We did an elementary school music workshop in the morning, and in the afternoon, Bill did a drum workshop with some older students while I did a flute workshop with some others. In the evening, we did a community concert in the The Chapel. Because we have been to Seldovia before, we were able to reconnect with old friends. This community really loves flute music and many of the young people have their own flutes and play often. Brian, a local flute player has worked with the young people and it looks to me as if this is a wonderful way to bridge the age gap.”
Bill shares: “Thank you Crystal Kashevarof Collier, Laurel Hilts, Ariel Anahonak and SVT for having Carry the Cure and Broken Walls in Seldovia. What an honor it was to have the opportunity to speak to, encourage and share our gifts with the beautiful people of Seldovia. I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the youth in our clinics and the favor and fellowship of the adults. I’m looking forward to partnering more with you in the future. Beautiful people, wonderful time and an awesome future.”