June 17 – 25
Substance abuse is one of the key problems in Alaska that keeps people from experiencing true freedom in Jesus Christ. The Alaska Dream Center is an extensive one-year residential substance abuse program offered at no cost to those struggling with different life-controlling issues. They have established a residential center near Willow, AK. and have asked LightShine Ministries to help with some of their building needs. We specialize in coming alongside ministries like the Dream Center and helping them. Click on their logo (above) to see their website .
Leon Heisey will leading this year’s Dream Center team. Leon has served on several LightShine teams including to Copper Center Community Chapel and Globe Creek Bible Camp. Leon has extensive experience in missions and served with his family in Mongolia in the past. He loves the Lord and is excited to work alongside you to help the Dream Center flourish in their ministry.
This year the team will be helping move the ministry to a new property. 6-8 team members are needed with a willingness to work hard. If you have any questions about this trip, call or email Leon at: 717-917-7540 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some photos from previous teams to the Dream Center.
LightShine provides the tools, the Dream Center provides the materials and you provide the labor. The cost of this trip is $1975. That covers travel, airfare, food and lodging.
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. 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 ($987.50) is due on April 4, 2023. 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 April 18, 2023. 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! A side benefit on this trip is seeing God’s beautiful creation including mountains, moose and maybe even the northern lights. This will be a life changing experience for you and will give you a new perspective on helping those who are really in need!
The Alaska Dream Center has served men who are dealing with addiction recovery. In 2017 LightShine Ministries sent a work team to help prepare a new location to serve women. That effort, coupled with volunteers from other locations, enabled the Dream Center to open for women in June 2017. There is still work to be done to afford more women to opportunity to find help in their struggle to be free.
Cherise and Rob Hyslip, along with counselors and staff, provide a one-year residential program at no cost to the clients they serve. They know the importance of healing mind, body and spirit in recovering from addictions so they make certain that all aspects of the person are served. Graduates of the program attest to the effectiveness of the Dream Center approach which, for many, is their first encounter with the love of the risen Savior.