This was the fourth year that LightShine Ministries had the opportunity to work with the World Eskimo Indian Olympics (WEIO) in Fairbanks, AK. During these events, we work alongside Scott Smith who is the director of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Arctic Mercy from Homer. This was an an opportunity to serve in any way that we were asked to help. We usually are asked to help set up for the various events, sell soft goods, work the registration desk, and check the door in the evening for the paying public. We were there to mingle with and befriend the participants as well as, the attendees. This is the perfect opportunity to let them see the light of Jesus shine through us. Please pray that God will use the relationships that were built to bring honor and glory to Him in the coming days.
One thing that our team must always remember is that we are there to serve and learn as representatives of Jesus Christ. The differences between the indigenous culture and our own can become obvious in things such as how you shake hands or make eye contact with those you are talking to. Our goal is to share the love of Christ by serving others and it is also a time of learning how God works within other cultures to bring about His glory.
Are you interested in next year’s ministry opportunity to be a part of this team? Please contact Mark Raifsnider at: firstname.lastname@example.org