Friday, December 21, 2007

Cold Front Hits the Arctic Coast

Grace and greetings.

Just like throughout much of the northern part of the United States and Canada, it is turning deadly cold here as well. In the last two days, the weather has dropped to -50 below, and that is BEFORE considering in the wind chill. This afternoon, I was one of the lucky ones to get the church's Ford Expedition to start. Fortunately, the breeze that we have is not that strong, around 5 to 10 m/p/h; but even that slow breeze drops the temperature fast.

But life still goes on here in Barrow. Tomorrow we will be having a funeral and burial. As I have commented before, the family is responsible for digging the grave, preparing the body, and the burial. I ask for prayers for the family that nobody is hurt or injured in the bitter cold during the burial.

The last couple of days, even the church feels cold, with the new boilers working overtime to keep the church above freezing.

Well it is time to get back with the Christmas Pageant practice; Merry Christmas to all.

Peace and blessings.

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