By drawing close to Christ, the Alaska Mission team is devoted to sharing His light, peace and joy to every person they encounter with a focus on intentional relational ministry with youth and young adults. Our mission is to love with the heart of Christ.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12
I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. - John 17:14-18
About the Mission
Alaska Mission invites you to serve the northern-most Catholic mission diocese in our country! In June 2018, a group of young men and women began a new type of lay missionary work in relational ministry to young adults within the Fairbanks Diocese for an entire year. Their ministry spans the cultures and ages found within the Diocese to include both adult and youth formation with Alaskan Natives and non-natives who call this Diocese home. Through ongoing spiritual formation within the diocese and intellectual formation through partnership and training with the Catechetical Institute of Franciscan University, the team of missionaries strives to aid the church in Alaska with catechesis for the youth and young adults.
Join the Team
Spend a year in Fairbanks, Alaska
While this year’s team will be heading back to their out-of-state homes in May, Melody Doudna, mission founder and team leader, is already beginning to recruit a new set of 4 missionaries for the following year. “I am looking for a team of 4 young adults on fire for their faith and willing to answer Christ’s call to be His hands and feet and heart to His children here at the very ends of the earth. If you are a young man or woman considering what God wants for your life for the next year, and you think this might be for you, please give me a call!”
On November 30, 2017, the Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski endorsed the missionary intentions of Melody Doudna.
Join the Team
Spend a year in Fairbanks Alaska
Alaska Mission is still looking for new members to join us in this fruitful service. If you would like to know more about this mission contact Melody Doudna.
Fairbanks Cars and Lodging
Alaska Mission is looking for reliable transportation in the form of multiple donated vehicles so that we can travel to remote communities to train future catechists. We are also looking for lodging for the year or part of the year.
Alaska Mission is fundraising 70,000 dollars for their work in Alaska. This team will be spending a year in Fairbanks, Alaska, to bring catechesis and youth adult ministry to areas starving for priests and missionaries. Please prayerfully consider donating to this mission.