LightShine Base – Water & Electric – 2021

May 15 – May 31, 2021

Carpenters needed – May 15-23             Plumbers/Electricians needed – May 22-31

Although the dates for this page cover two weeks, all potential team members for can opt for working only one week. 

Two teams will be working simultaneously at the LightShine Ministries Base.

Water System Team: Led by Mel Miller – May 15 – May 31

Mel Miller – Team Leader for LightShine Ministries

Two BIG weeks of work. Building a water house, digging footers and pouring concrete floor for the water house, digging trenches from water shed to garage and cook shack, install water tank, water pump, insulate water house, and rough in plumbing in the garage. The septic system will also be installed during this time by a local contractor.

Week 1 – May 15-23 – Carpenters are needed to pour a footer, build and insulate a 10’x12′ water house. During this first week, there will be a lot going on with trenches being dug, pipe being laid

Week 2 – May 22-31 – Plumbers and Electricians are needed to connect the water and electrical systems to the bunkhouse.

Mel is looking for 2-3 skilled team members specializing in plumbing and carpentry.
NOTE: Both of these teams will be working towards connecting our Bunkhouse/Garage with water, electric and septic systems. Expect to be sleeping in your sleeping bag on a cot and using our beautiful outhouse. We do have a shower available that is in an enclosed room with warm water. Some would consider this “roughing it”. Ask your team leader what to expect.

Electrical Team: Led by Steve Hoey – May 15 – May 31

The electrical team will be digging a trench from the pole to the water house, cook shack and garage, installing electrical panels, and installing outlets & switches in the garage.
Steve is looking for 4 – 5 team members skilled in electrical work and a cook for both teams.
His wife Reneė will also be on this team helping with cooking and various other jobs. We encourage couples to consider being part of this team.
Below is an overview of the septic, electrical and water lines at the property.

LSM Property

More details to follow as the Septic, Plumbing, and Electrical plans are finalized.

If you have any interest or questions on serving on the property team please email Mel Miller at or call (717) 418-6089.  If you are interested in serving on the electrical team please email Steve Hoey at or call 717-799-8041.

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 1, 2021. Although this deadline has past, Mel needs still needs help. Email or call him today if you are able to join his team.

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 9, 2021. 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. CLICK HERE to read our COVID Guidelines & Policies.

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!