Great Lakes Conference – Mekoryuk

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CHICAGO, IL (April 29, 2009) – Mekoryuk Covenant Church will soon be the beneficiary of work trips from churches in the Great Lakes Conference, says conference Superintendant Richard Lucco.

“Our work teams will do whatever needs to be done. The church will be the main focus but we’ll allow them to tell us what it is they most need done,” says Lucco.

Lucco explains that he’s been in contact with six to eight churches that have expressed interest and that he had hoped to be able to get Nathan Hanna, Mekoryuk’s pastor, to the Great Lakes Annual Meeting, but experienced scheduling conflicts.

Lucco is excited for the opportunity to create a relationship with Mekoryuk, citing the importance of denominational ties.

“(This work is) important because they are part of the Covenant,” he said. “When we, as superintendents, learned a few years ago about the substandard conditions up in Alaska, we said, ‘That’s not acceptable and we need to find a way to help.’ There are enough hardships for pastors to go up there to these villages and minister in remote places. The least we could do was to give them decent housing and whatever else they needed.”

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