The Port of Anchorage receives 95 percent of all goods destined for Alaska. Ships from Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Horizon Lines arrive twice weekly from the Port of Tacoma in Washington. The port is also a storage facility for jet fuel from Alaskan refineries.
LDS Members account for 4.81% of the population in Anchorage. Alaska has over 32,464 members in 7 stakes, 52 wards, 29 branches, 1 mission, and 1 temple. (A branch in Whitehorse, Yukon is part of the Juneau Alaska Stake)
The first two missionaries arrived in Juneau in 1913 where they worked for a few weeks. The next missionaries, Elders Heber J. Meeks, Alvin Englestead, James Judd, and Lowell T. Plowman arrived in Alaska in 1928, under the direction of President William R. Sloan of the Northwestern States Mission. From then on, there have been missionaries in Alaska.