Kenny Lake 2022

July 29 – August 7

Kenny Lake Community Chapel was one of the churches planted by Rev. Vince Joy in the Copper River Valley. The church is in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness and is an important part of life in this region. If you look at this photo, the smaller building (with the steeple) was the original church building established in the 1960s and later the larger addition was built. In 2008, we sent a team to add 2 inches of insulation in the original building. In this part of Alaska, temperatures can drop to more than 40 degrees below zero. We desire to help this local church. Click on the photo above to go to their website.

Our team will be tearing down a nonbearing wall in one of the class rooms to make a larger preschool class room. We will also be adding a shower in the bathroom so they can have missionaries/ speakers be able to stay at the church and have a full bathroom. There will be some painting and drywall patching and other miscellaneous projects around the church. We will be staying at the church for the week.

Bobby Neuenschwander will be leading this team. Bobby led last year’s siding team at our missions base and was part of the Framing Team in 2019. If you have any questions for Bobby, email him at: or call him on his cell phone: (717) 341-0017

The cost for any of LightShine’s trips  is $1850 plus a $40 one time registration fee (if you have never served on a LightShine team before).  Cost of trip covers airfare, food, transportation and administration expenses.  You will receive an embroidered Carhartt team shirt included in the registration fee.  Please click below to continue the registration process.

If you want to be part of this team, please complete this Registration Form with a $40 registration fee.

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 June 4, 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 July 1, 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!