Respecting our Elders is a big part of our culture, and many have made significant postive differences in our communities. We would like to invite the Elders to share their stories.
Rev. Norman and Joyce Smith
My name is Timothy Smith, fourth child of Rev. Norman and Joyce Smith, who moved to Alaska in 1952. I was born in the Territory of Alaska the following year. As a young child, I learned to walk on board a small boat called the Evangel as it traveled from village to village, cannery to cannery around Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. The boat was my summer home. As the child of missionaries who operated an unusual mission boat in a spectacular mission field, I had many unforgettable experiences, often just in trying to get from one place to another. Our adventures took place in the 50s and 60s, when Kodiak Island was a remote, often hostile and always unpredictable place. The basic introduction to the boat and the other articles is in this document, but then I hope you will move on around the island using the article link listed at the end, for a unique Kodiak Island journey featuring photos and tales of the travels of the Evangel." Island Journey with the Evangel - Author's Introduction
Take a virtual journey with the Smith family on the Evangel as it travels around Kodiak Island, Alaska in the 1950s and 1960s. Visit: www.tanignak.com