WEIO 2024

July 6 – 16 Team is filled!

This will be our 11th year providing volunteer labor to serve the World Eskimo & Indian Olympics! You can see more photos of the games by clicking HERE. We need you to join this team! Although this is not a team that requires skilled labor (like many of our other teams), this team requires you to be able to work long hours and be “available and flexible“! You will experience new ideas and cultural perspectives. It will truly give you an opportunity to love on people – in Jesus’ Name!

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Click Here to learn more about the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Mark & Laura Raifsnider led this team. Mark & Laura have four children and have been married 17 years. They are deeply committed to missions in Alaska. If you have any questions, please send an email to: etownzoo7031@gmail.com or you can call Mark at: (223) 216-1565‬

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 24, 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 June 7, 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