Alice Green, missionary in Alaska for 72 years, will soon turn 100

Alice Green, a native Denver missionary, will soon be celebrating her 100th birthday!

Alice has dedicated many years of her life to the people of Alaska, serving the Presbyterian congregations and the Alaskan Medical Center. She especially accomplished many things in a small village called Savoonga where her small home was. During her long stay in Savoonga, Alice used sled dogs to get around and to share the gospel. She provided support in preparing for a funeral, organized games at her home for the children, and also helped build a church in the village.

The almost XNUMX-year-old is very popular in this village and believes “she was surrounded by good people” who “appreciate each other a lot”. Jenny Alowa, a member of the village confides in CBN.

“We shaped it and vice versa. There was no discrimination. Because his heart was in the right place. ”

In 1982, Alice Green had to leave the village and retire at the age of 65. But she continued to serve the Lord by running a Bible school in a local church and was forced to take a break two years later when her eyesight began to falter. Alice has since made her home a mission field at Anchorage Pioneer Home in Alaska.

On his Facebook page, Franklin Graham praised the work of Alice Green, stating that it is not true to think that it is essential to touch the lives of thousands of people, “to positively influence the life of one nobody is already considerable ”, and that is what Alice has done throughout her life, for the most isolated inhabitants of Alaska.


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