Carry The Cure Team 2022

May 13 – 22

This team will be installing a deck and fire escape for Bill Paragan from Carry the Cure  and then working on the LightShine Missions Base doing various jobs.
Team Leader – Bob Neuenschwander is looking for a team of 6-8 skilled in carpenters

About Bill Pagaran

Bill Pagaran

Bill Pagaran is the president of CTC, and is requested by schools, clinicians, churches, tribal councils and communities around the world. His messages encourage, equip and motivate others to “carry the cure” and make a difference in their village, city, state, and world. In addition, Bill is a master percussionist, instructor, author, and clinician. He is requested for tours, recording sessions, clinics, festivals, drum circles, worship teaching and more.

Carry The Cure is a non-profit, faith-based organization founded in 1996 by Pastor Pat Donelson – [at that time] Alaska District Youth Minister, and Doug Yates – National Native Youth Director, in response to Western Alaska’s outcry against the epidemic of suicide among Native Teens. The Alaska suicide rate is more than twice the U.S. rate (Alaska Department of Health & Social Services). In Carry The Cure’s home base, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, there were 15 suicides between 1999 and 2000 (Alaska Vital Statistics & Alaska Medical Examiner). Eight of these suicide victims were younger than 24 years of age.

Just as dedicated mushers drove their dog teams across nearly 1000 miles of arctic terrain to carry the cure for diptheria to the afflicted Eskimos in rural Western Alaska in 1925, a new group of Alaskans are today forging ahead to carry a new cure to rural Alaska – the cure for teen suicide. This new generation of Alaskans, which is now under the direction of Bill Pagaran, is called Carry The Cure (CTC). This dedicated team of youth and adults travels throughout Alaska to provide a message of hope through school rallies, mentorship, and education.

Bob Neuenschwander will be leading this team. Bob and his wife, Angie, have been married for 35 years and are members of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA. Bob have been in the construction trade for 37 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

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 11, 2022.

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 8, 2022. 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!