LightShine Base Camp Framing Team – 2019

June 1-9, 2019 – This team is filled!

Framing Team

This will be a fun week building a 28’x60′ garage on the foundation that has been prepared by an earlier team.  All you should bring is your own nail bag and personal hand tools (whatever you are used to carrying).  All the other tools we need will be available on site. The building will have trusses that are designed for an upstairs center room.  The interior wall will have a stairway built to the second floor. The goal is to get plywood on the roof and get it ready for the Roofing Siding Exterior Trim Team coming the following week.

Bob Neuenschwander will be leading this team. Bob and his wife, Angie, have been married for 33 years and are members of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA. Bob have been in the construction trade for 35 years. He is employed as a Superintendent at Weaver Companies.  Bob has been involved in missionary work all his adult life and has c0-led teams to build missionary housing in Papua New Guinea, Word of Life camp in the Philippines and hurricane relief work after Hurricane Sandy.

You can contact Bob via email at: or call him on his cell phone at: 717-314-0560

This will be LightShine’s first summer (in 24 years) working and sending all of our teams from our new property. But all we have so far is a small 10’x20′ cookhouse. which Bob helped renovate last August on a previous team.  Take time to watch this video with a message from Bob during last year’s trip.

So, be prepared for camping but hopefully our Set Up Team will be making things nice and cozy for us. You will not go hungry! You will be sleeping in a sleeping bag on cots inside cabin tents with a wood floor. But be prepared to use an outhouse and have an awesome Alaskan experience!  We will also be taking you on a day trip to see some amazing scenery during your stay.

The cost of this trip is $1850 and will include airline tickets, and three meals per day. Because this is a missionary team assignment, you should expect to start each day with prayer and a devotional from the Bible.

Becoming a Team Member

If you want to be part of this team, please complete this Registration Form with a $40 registration fee.  This fee covers the cost of an embroidered Carhartt team shirt and locks you in as a team member. Then you will be able to begin the process of raising the $1850 for this trip. Once you are contacted by your team leader and your place is secured on this team, you can begin raising financial support by sending out support letters to your family and church friends. Simply have them send missionary support to us for your trip costs. Your team leader will help you develop your support letter and include two important dates for your supporters to note. The first financial deadline for half your support ($925) is due on March 22.

This first deadline is very important to keep because it will enables us to purchase your airline tickets. Once airline tickets are purchased, there is no backing out of the team. The second deadline for your entire amount is due May 3. Please note that these deadlines are strictly enforced. Not keeping them will cause us to ask you to step down from this team and consider another future team. Please take time to review our “Policies” page for more information.

The earlier you register the sooner you can start raising your financial support. We encourage you to get this out of the way early so you can enjoy the experience without any distractions. You will be so glad you did!

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:10-11