March 10 – 17
The team would be ministering to youth in the interior of Alaska. The ministry encourages youth by getting them in touch with God’s creation and teaches them outdoor winter survival skills while introducing them to God’s Word and the Gospel of Christ. The work is comprised of running outdoor winter activities, watching over and ministering to the needs of the youth, and supporting the Snow Camp programs. This includes playing games, stoking the wood stove, setting up activities, helping kids stay warm, assisting with leading worship and devotionals, hauling firewood, melting snow for wash water, washing dishes, serving meals, and all the other camp chores.
Team Leaders – Randy Sauder & Nancy Shaffer
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 ($1,037.50) is due on February 2, 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 February 16, 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!
More information is coming soon …
This team will be helping at Snow Camp 2024.