June 14 – 23 Team is filled!
Cross Road Health Ministries began as Faith Hospital in 1956 as the medical ministry of Central Alaskan Mission, later to become the SEND North branch of SEND International. It became Cross Road Medical Center in 1988, later to become Cross Road Health Ministries, Inc. in 2016 as the organization expanded.
Cross Road is now organized as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Bureau of Primary Health Care. Cross Road Health Ministries is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of Christians representing Cross Road’s service areas.
Why does a medical clinic need our help?
The temperature in the winter can reach into the -40 F degrees and living in this remote location has many challenges. There are many different physical needs that the individual members of their staff have. Over the years we have painted buildings, leveled homes due to melting permafrost under the homes, etc. Because they view their work as a ministry for helping people in the Copper River Valley with their physical and spiritual needs, we feel it is important to come alongside them and help them in whatever needs they have.
On your 150 trip from the LightShine Alaska Missions Base to Glennallen, you will see some spectacular scenery and be amazed at God’s handiwork. Be ready to serve in whatever capacity we are asked.
Team Leaders – Jeff & Yolanda Leer served with LightShine Alaska at Cross Road Medical Center in 2023. CLICK HERE to see a photo report of the work they did. Feel free to call them with your questions on this new team assignment for 2024: 717-884-2088 or email them at: Yolandaleer@yahoo.com
The cost of this trip is $1975. Our trip cost covers everything you need once you leave your home until you return. The total is determined by analyzing the cost of team assignments from previous years (things like your airline ticket, ground transportation, three meals a day, and many administrative fees that LightShine incurs).
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 a LightShine Alaska 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 May 3, 2024. 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 May 17, 2024. 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!
“O Lord our God, let your sweet beauty rest upon us.
Come work with us, and then our works will endure;
you will give us success in all we do.”
Psalm 90:17 – The Passion Translation