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Mission of the Month—Teller Brevig Mission in Alaska
Our Savior’s has a special mission relationship with the Teller-Brevig mission churches in Alaska. The Rev. Brian Crockett, who grew up as a member of Our Savior’s, has served as Teller-Brevig’s pastor for more than 20 years. Our Savior’s supports Rev. Crockett’s work through monetary donations, prayer support and supplies. Members of the Teller-Brevig congregation have visited OSLC as part of this unique partnership.
Today, residents of both Brevig Mission and Teller continue living a subsistence lifestyle, hunting moose, reindeer, seal, walrus and beluga whale, as well as smaller game such as duck and ptarmigan. Fishing is a year round part of subsistence, whether on the sea or river in summer and fall or through the ice during the winter months. Because of their close proximity, these villages share a special link. They hunt and fish the same land, travel back and forth frequently and host community events and spirited competitions annually. The arts in both communities are an important tradition and source of income. Carving, sewing and beading traditions run through generations of family members.
To make a donation, simply indicate “Teller-Brevig in the memo line of your check to OSLC.