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On the Hillside – Sharing the Journey – Thanksgiving rumbles

November 30, 2018 - Author: Editor - 1 Comment

Psalm 104:31 – 32(NASEC)

Let the glory of the Lord endure forever; Let the Lord be glad in His works; He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.

Greetings from a shaken Glennallen, Alaska,

We thought we should put this first of December update out a bit early to inform you all that we are safe and unharmed and experienced only a long shaking this morning when the earthquake occurred at 8:29 am.  Our day had just barely begun.  I, Scott, was at the radio station working on getting the news computer working again so that we could get the stream of news that we normally receive.  But God planned it that I would be able to get it fixed just in time to receive the plethora of stories we would soon receive as Alaskans began to seek information on all the details of the quake.

Our coworker, Michelle Eastty, did an awesome job of staying on top of all our news sources and she did an excellent job of reporting it to the community as details became available.  It was quite a morning of watching how Alaska reacted to an earthquake.  It was another “first” for our children here on the field.  Michelle summarized what happened well in her email update “No damage here in the Copper River Valley, but it was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake centered just north of Anchorage, which is 189 miles southwest of Glennallen. Between Wasilla (150 miles from Glennallen) and Anchorage, many of the roads have huge cracks, so there are detours and traffic was backed up for miles. No injuries were reported, but there have been some fires and gas leaks. Some roofs caved in and police are warning residents about possible structural damage to homes.”

November has been a good month!  We very much enjoyed having the work team from Nebraska; they accomplished so much in such a short time.  We also enjoyed having the Eaton Grandparents around during that time also.  Scott is getting many projects finished and resurrected 2 more computers this past week that will help the stations continue to run a little smoother.  He is also enjoying getting familiar with ‘On Air’ operations in the broadcast studios again, though finding it to be a little more nerve wracking than he anticipated.    We were supposed to visit our Church in Anchorage this weekend, but have delayed that because of the earthquake.  This also means our monthly grocery trip is delayed as well….

Sarabeth continues to lead the kids in homeschooling and still finds time to make dinners, do the laundry, and take care of the family every day!  Kara just finished an Art class that was offered through the local school and Matthew just began getting tutoring in Spanish through the homeschool assistance program also.  We celebrated Elaina and Sarabeth’s birthdays and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving in our new home!  God is good!!!

Thank you for being a part of what God is doing in our lives as we serve Him here in Alaska, we are grateful to our God for the team He has called together to help KCAM stay on the air broadcasting the Good News to the Copper River Valley.  Please let us hear from your world in how God is answering prayer and working in your lives.

In His service,

Scott and Sarabeth Hill and family


Categories: Family, Kids, Newsletter, Praiseworthy, Radio

Discussion (1 Comment)

  1. by Phyllis W Jost

    We miss you!! We will try again soon? In January there is a good chance of having a temporary renter. Those bookcases we talked about are standing upright in the living room and didn’t topple. Amazing. So, let me know when you do. phyllis

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