We had missionaries http://missionaircare.org/website/about-malpass.php speak at our church yesterday evening. They are based in Alaska and have a ministry that provides services to other missionaries in Alaska. Everything is done by plane or ski-do! It was very interesting and the photos were simply spectacular!
The missionaries purchase their food one month at a time. They order it online from a Sam's Club. It then costs them 45% of their total bill in order for it to be shipped to their village! I can't even imagine!
Sam said to me later that night,"Remember when we were first married and we wanted to do short term missions?"
Yup, I remember. It wasn't exactly a "we"; more of a "me".
He says, "We could go to Alaska. No immunizations. Just a passport."
::Thud:: That was the sound my jaw made when it hit the floor.
He adds, "You know, in a few years when the girls are older, it would be possible."
Pretty cool. Can't wait to see what God does with this!