Missions in Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories (SEND North)
SEND North workers seek to reach the hundreds of Native and First Nations villages stretching across Alaska and Northern Canada. The main opportunities for outreach include healthcare workers, teachers, pilots, and invited missionaries.
SEND North’s vision is to reach the “60/70 window”, the vast territory between the 60 and 70 degree latitude, from Alaska to Greenland. SEND currently has teams and bi-vocational workers in dozens of villages in Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
The history of SEND North reaches back to 1936 when Vincent Joy founded Central Alaskan Missions (CAM). Through his tireless work, a hospital, radio station and Bible college were established and twenty communities were touched by outreach efforts. In 1971, CAM merged with the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade which later changed its name to SEND International. The ministry has continued to expand, adding another radio station and multiple church plants.
SEND North’s current initiative is “Saturate in Seven,” an effort to expand local teams to saturate whole communities with the gospel. The leadership also envisions expanding the ministry eastward all the way to Greenland.
Joshua Project – Native Peoples Information
Joshua Project is a research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups with the fewest followers of Jesus Christ. You can find all sorts of information on people groups, languages, statistics, and ministry activities. Here are some Joshua Project pages related to groups in the areas where SEND North does ministry.