Our Capital Campaign started in 2019. The theme of this campaign was something God gave us that communicates our desire to sow into the next generation. All of us desire is to finish well. But making disciples is what our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to do. All of our team leaders are trained to draw out more leaders from their teams and continue to build more leaders. In the process, many others are blessed and His Kingdom is strengthened in Alaska. Please take time to watch this video and pray for us …
When we purchased our new property in Phase 1 – 2017, we knew it was the LORD’s perfect will because He provided all we needed to purchase it for $100,000.
In Phase 2 – 2018, He provided another $20,000 through His people to build a cookhouse and prepare a building site for a new garage.
In Phase 3 – 2019, He provided another $80,000 to build our garage and get it dried in for this coming winter.
In Phase 4 – 2020, $50,000 was given by our faithful ministry supporters to do hang drywall, build an exterior staircase/deck, install windows, log siding and exterior trim.
In Phase 5 – 2021, over $80,000 was given to install our water, electric and septic systems. Included in that was a lot of site work and the removing of over 200 trees that suffered from spruce bark beetle infestation, milling the wood and storing it for future use in a newly constructed wood shed.
The goal of Phase 6 – 2022 will be to clean up all the remaining jobs remaining on the Bunkhouse and Waterhouse that were not completed in 2021. Landscaping, planting grass and additional trees are part of this year’s plan.
Our future vision in Phase 7 – 2023/2024 is to begin construction on a Base Director’s home and ministry office. This need will allow us to have a full time presence on our missions base and will be vital for the ministry to grow. Preliminary estimates could exceed $300,000 to complete this next Phase. That is why we are beginning in 2021 to begin raising capital for this future goal. Contact Board Chairman – Carl Ginder for more information.
We are excited to push forward to complete this missionary base that will be used to send our teams all over the state of Alaska for decades to come!
As stated above, this property will be the “base camp” for all our teams. When they arrive in Anchorage, they will be picked up at the airport and spend their first night here at our base. They next day, they will have the opportunity to eat a good breakfast before traveling to their assignment. Most teams travel 700 – 1,200 miles throughout their assignment. Upon completing their assignment, they return to our base before flying home. We are excited that this missionary base will be a place that God uses to change many lives!
Partnerships With Other Ministries
Our ever expanding ministry network in Alaska will provide many opportunities others to rent our facilities in the future when we complete them. Our desire is to eventually have a full time Base Director who will live with his/her family in our staff house and run our ministry office with a small staff. We desire to rent our guest cabins to pastors and others in ministry as a place of quiet retreat to “re-charge their batteries”. RV pads will be for those traveling that desire to provide volunteer labor at our base. We have a plan to make this property self-sustaining in the coming years.
LightShine International Ministries is our formal name as a registered 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We continue to grow and expand by God’s grace and through the partnership of those who see the work that God is doing through us. We invite you to be part of this ministry. 2022 will be our 27th year serving Bible camps, local churches and other ministries in Alaska.
Would you like to have us come to your home and explain this campaign to you?
Please contact Leon Heisey at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at: 717-460-5644
Thank you for giving towards this Kingdom focused ministry and glorifying our LORD Jesus Christ. Holy is His Name!