Hello Everyone!

This past Tuesday Scott & Barb Smith were our special guests at our monthly LightShine staff meeting. Scott is the Base Director for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Arctic Mercy in Homer, Alaska. Scott and Barb both work passionately to serve the people who come through their Discipleship Training School (DTS).  Scott shared about their ministry and challenged our group (below) with many things he has learned over the years. We have been working with YWAM Arctic Mercy for several years.  We will continue working with them in the future.

Tuesday's Staff Meeting 


The following are our minutes from the meeting:

Wilderness CPR and Survival Course - January 18, 19, 20 - 2019 at Nancy's Cabin in Breezewood, PA.  Cost is $180 which includes CR and First Aid.  If you are currently CPR certified, the cost is $10 but you have to show a valid certificate. This course is limited to a total of 12 so if you are interested in attending, please send you check to LightShine Ministries by January 2, 2019

Starting in January, we will show a video or slide show that features one of our locations that we are currently working and sending teams.  Nathan and Alex will be heading up the featured videos each month. 

For December, they would like to do a year in review to highlight the projects and places we worked in 2018.  To the team leaders of 2018, Nathan will be contacting you and asking for 15 - 20 pictures and or video clips.

Speaking of December - Our Christmas party will be on Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm.  Everyone is encouraged to bring something to share.  Here is the list of who signed up and what they are bringing:

Drinks - Jamie Feathers, Kimberly Bond, Elizabeth Johns
Chips - Nate Good
Cookies - Alex Baer, Carl Ginder, Tim Stauffer
Fruit: Steve and Renee Hoey
Wild Game: Ron Good
Plates & Napkins: Mark & Laura
Utensils: Brian George
Cake: Nathan Bond

The following teams are set for 2019. You can read ore information on them on our website:

March 1-11 - Alaska Dream Center Team - Team Leader, Nathan Bond with co-leader, Carl Ginder.  This team is full with 8 members!  They will be working on finishing the staff cabin...trim, installing a wood stove, and flooring.

LightShine Base Camp Teams:

May 15 - June 26 - Set Up Team - This team will be setting up the Cabin Tents, building an outhouse, running electric to the cook shack, plumbing the kitchen, shower and water tank in the cook shack and bringing all of the supplies and trailers from Sunderland Ranch to our property.  They will also be building/installing a kitchen - making shelves and/or installing cabinets.  We need a plumber, an electrician, and a carpenter along with general workers to complete this team.  These members need to thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer in Alaska as they will be experiencing living in the outdoors...from outhouses to cots in a tent, it will be a great adventure!

May 18 - June 2 - Foundation Team

June 1 - 9 - Framing Team

June 7 - 16  - Exterior Team - Finishing work on the garage -  plumb the kitchen, bathroom and shower, finish trim, install garage doors, set up living quarters above the garage 

June 14 - 22 - Gulkana Team

June 22 - June 30 - Electrical Team for our Base Camp

June 27 - July 7 - Bingle Camp

July 12 - 23 - World Eskimo & Indian Olympics (WEIO)

July 26 - August 4 - Globe Creek Camp

Tazlina Team - Date TBD

September 26 - October 7 - Regent Life Church in Homer, Alaska

Next Meeting - Our Christmas Meeting will be Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm at Manheim BIC Church.  If you would like to serve on one of the property teams in 2019 or any other team next year, we encourage you to attend this meeting.

Its so glad to be in this together with you! Jesus is King.


Tom Denlinger - Ministry Director

Thank you for partnering with us in this ministry!

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