Jeff Sulfridge

Northern Lights Missions, Alaska
Lead Church Planter
Tok Alaska
Northern Lights Missions
October 27
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About My Family

Hello! My wife, Shelly, and I live in Tok, Alaska. We live here based on the calling in our lives to serve God and in accordance with our life verse, Acts 20:24, “The ministry which I have received of the Lord.” Shelly and I are participating in full-time ministry.

We have been married 33 years. God has directed our hearts and thoughts to the interior of Alaska, more specifically, the Native Alaskan villages that inhabit the land. God has opened doors, and we have graciously, humbly and prayerfully walked through them. 

About My Church Plant

Our focus is the Native villages and communities of the Upper Tanana and Yukon River Valleys. While a vast number of people in the villages of the Interior have heard about a prayer that can get them to heaven, not all are blessed to be in an area where there is an active and ongoing church where they can be taught and discipled and that will help them grow in their faith walk with Jesus Christ as their Savior.

We believe discipleship is urgent. We believe churches will grow and God will bless as long as we allow Him to lead. We pray to find a peace partner in each village as Jesus described in Luke 10. We can teach this person to disciple others and then go to the village and support him or her in the ministry. Please pray with us that God will place someone in each village as His pastor.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.

Participate

Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries. Join us on a short term mission trip throughout the interior regions of Alaska.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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