LightShine Base Camp Set Up Team – 2019

May 15-26, 2019

Our Set Up Team will be responsible for turning our cookhouse building into a usable building for cooking and eating all of our meals. In August of 2018, we invested some time and money into an existing “shack” on our new property and now we are going to use it as a cookhouse for all of our teams this summer. You can see the work that went into it from these two “before and after” photos. There is now a new floor inside with no middle wall. The goal is to build a kitchen on the far end with the door and have table on this end.

We will be installing a water tank inside the lean to addition (on the other side of the cook house) and installing a shower and kitchen sink inside the building with a temporary grey water pit (pre-dug in front of the building).  We also have to install a propane stove and water heater as well. An electric line will be laid to this cook house in a trench we dig with a ditch-witch from an existing building on the property about 100 feet away.

The cabin tents will be set up in the open area in front of the cook house and plywood installed for flooring in the tents.

This team will also be building an outhouse and installing it over a pit that we had dug in August. Currently it is covered with wood skids pictured here.

The goal of this team is to put all these systems in place that will provide the tools we need to feed all of our teams that serve with us in Alaska in 2019.  The new garage will be built to the left of this building on a pad that has been prepared behind the trees that you see in this photo of the cook house.

We need three more talented workers with good common sense and the ability to build any of these systems.  If you want to be part of this team, you must plan on “roughing it” with the rest of us while we put these systems in place. Eventually, the new garage will have a sleeping quarters upstairs and kitchen downstairs. Those of you who work on this team will look back at the end of 2019 at the new building will be able to say your sacrifice was well worth it!

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 8.

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 April 19. 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.

More information will be added to this team’s page in the next couple weeks.

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