Chris Lockwood Memorial Scholarship Fund
Christopher Adam Lockwood was born on March 26, 1994 in Nome, Alaska to Jerlyn Lockwood and Ronald Sagoonick. He and his brother, Troy, were adopted by George and Annie Woods in April 2003. His Eskimo name was Tu-paum-nau-raq. Chris lost his life in a swimming accident in July of 2011.
Christopher had a servants heart and a gentle spirit. He had many friends, a big warm heart, and a big, beautiful smile. He lived his life for the Lord, and had strong faith in God. He was very athletic, and joined all the sports in school. Chris won medals in wrestling, and volleyball. He had a special place in his heart for people who lived with struggles, especially children of single parent families.
In Unalakleet, Chris organized games with the kids in town, and knew how to make them feel like they had a place and were important in this world. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, he helped Byron coordinate VBS in the village of Elim, and in 2011 he served 4 weeks at Bible Camp in Unalakleet. Chris was always willing to help and serve with an awesome attitude. We are all very sad about losing Chris. It would be his heart’s desire that many young people in Alaska would be inspired by his example to follow and serve Christ.
In response to Chris’ passing, we have created the Chris Lockwood – CYAK Scholarship Fund: providing scholarships for youth in Alaska to attend Bible Camp and other CYAK youth retreats. By contributing to this fund, you can make it possible for the Lord to work in the lives of Alaskan youth, like Chris, through Bible Camp and different CYAK retreats. Thank you for your partnership and support.