Frontiers of Faith

The Story of Charles C. & Florence Personeus, Pioneer Missionaries to Alaska, "The Last Frontier," 1917-1982

by AnnaLee Conti



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/1/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9780759688995

About the Book

“Alaska – Land of Ice and Snow? Why would you want to go there?” This was the response when Carl and Florence Personeus told people of their call to Alaska as missionaries in 1917. No accurate information about Alaska was available, but the newly-weds embarked on their journey to “The Last Frontier” by faith.

During their sixty-five years in Alaska, the Personeuses weathered twenty-foot snowfalls, hurricane-force Taku winds, fires, a deadly flu epidemic, a spine-tingling dog sled ride, life-threatening illnesses, and painful injuries, as they ministered in towns such as Juneau, Klukwan, Ketchikan, Pelican, Seward, Valdez.

Come along on their adventurous faith journey that spans the years from Gold Rush to statehood and beyond in Alaska, America’s “Last Frontier.”

About the Author

The author, AnnaLee (Cousart) Conti, granddaughter of Carl and Florence Personeus, is a fifth generation ordained minister of the Gospel in the Personeus family. AnnaLee grew up in Alaska and met her husband, Bob, while they were students at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. They have pastored in New York State for twenty-five years, including pioneering a church. They have a son and four grandchildren.

AnnaLee (B.A., University of Alaska; M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary) has for years written church school curriculum and freelance articles published in magazines, including The Pentecostal Evangel and Woman’s Touch. She also teaches GED and adult basic education classes, in addition to adult Bible classes in her church.