Developing Our Land
Since we purchased our land in 2017 we have been building our new missionary base. Take time to view the photo report albums from the 2019 Teams. These tools are vital in serving our many ministry contacts across the state. Our “Values Statement” says:
Our missionary emphasis is defined by prayerful direction from the Holy Spirit, a commitment to excellence in accomplishing every task, the attention to detail and integrity in communication with others, the careful stewarding of the tools and resources entrusted to us, and the faithful pursuit of building lifelong partnerships to keep the Body of Christ strong.
Thank you to all of you who have given your time and financial support to get this building dried in for the winter. Please read on to see how far we have come and the goals for 2020 for finishing this building.
1995 – 2001 – When we started taking yearly teams to Alaska in 1995, we were always picked up in Anchorage and driven to our assignment.
2001 – 2016 – When we met Wick & Candy Sunderland at Mountain Home Fellowship, our vision began to expand and we started to purchase our own vehicles, trailers and tools. They offered to let us keep our things at their ranch throughout the year. Because of their help, we have grown to need own our place.
2017 – In October of 2017, the board of LightShine Ministries decided to move forward to begin our “Phase One” Capital Campaign and as a result, God’s people helped us raise the remaining $40,000 to add to the previously saved money to purchase the property for $100,000.
2018 – We were able to begin our “Phase Two” Capital Campaign and God’s people helped us raise $18,300 which was used to clear land, build a road and renovate a small building into a cookhouse that will be used in the future. Watch our YouTube Video Report for 2018 by clicking HERE.
2019 – In November of 2018 we began our “Phase Three” Capital Campaign to begin the process of raising money needed for purchasing building materials for a much needed garage to house all four vehicles, trailers and tools. In the summer of 2019, we were able to build our garage and get it under roof. Watch our YouTube Video Report for 2019 by clicking HERE.
2020 – Continued work on our garage continued in “Phase Four” as teams worked inside installing insulation, rough-in electrical, and started hanging drywall. Exterior siding was installed and the outside stairway and second floor entrance deck (photo below). Watch our YouTube Video Report for 2020 by clicking HERE.
To date, all of these developments have been accomplished without debt. We thank and praise the LORD for this and each of you who gave for your obedience to His call. We give you our word that we will continue to be faithful and accountable to Him.
2021 The goal of “Phase Five” is to install a septic system, dig ditches for electrical and water lines to the garage and work inside in order to get one step closer to fully use the building.
Each of these teams being formed for 2021 are believing God will provide the money we need to fully fund the cost of the building materials by April 2021. That is the purpose of our Capital Campaign. CLICK HERE to read more about that or click on the “EMPOWERING Generation to Generation” logo.
Would you consider giving towards this need? Could you sponsor the building material costs for one of our teams above? Click on the logo above for more information. All financial gifts are tax deductible. It is all for His Glory!
Thank you so much!
Tom Denlinger – Ministry Director