Dear Friend; Here are some needs that we have and would be glad for your assistance if God lays it on your heart and you are able to partner with us in ministry by labor or support of any kind.
Property: We need work teams to volunteer labor and resources for completing our Dusty Pines Reteat Center. Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc. We need to finish a well system and some small building construction. We need landscaping and art work as well.
Construction Needs for Volunteer Work Teams:
(Let us know if you would like to discuss helping us with volunteer labor or material help, cost estimates, priority order, etc.)
Tear out a wall to enlarge our meeting room/classroom. Repair wall and floor afterwards so it blends in.
Take out old windows and replace with new windows that can open and close.
Repair door knobs on all office doors.
Install permanent air-conditioning unit in meeting room window.
Full porch deck outside back door for outside, summer meetings.
Log Cabin Kitchen Facility; Replace windows on west side of building.
Outdoor Food Pavilion: Able to contain 8 picnic tables, a podium for speakers, lighting, screened in, able to shut shutters during winter. (Frame and roof is finished. Just need to finish it!)
Guest Small Cabin: Outer-walls, door, lighting, and roof already up. Needs flooring, ceiling, drywall, 1 or 2 windows, and electric plug-in sockets.
RV Pads: Build 3 concrete RV pads complete with electric and water hook-ups, as well as a gravel driveway. Build a new gate from the nearby road to RV area for easier RV access into the camp.
Shower House: Build a gray water line from our existing shower house for sink and shower water disposal that won't have to run through our septic system.
Landscaping: Lots & lots of trees trimmed, brush removal, weeds pulled, and build a brick, lighted up sign with flower box built in fromt corner of property. Replenish gravel washed away in camp's driveways. Clean up pond area so it is cleaner, holds water longer and is nice to sit by on benches during visits. Flower boxes built in front of office building and log cabin kitchen.
Fencing: Replace all the deterioriating fences surrounded the retreat center except for that already replaced on the far east side that was already finished.
Recreational Items: High and low ropes course, zipline, upgrade dirt volleyball court, wood chips for ga-ga ball court, new sports equipment storge shed, restore prayer trail signs, and install work-out station (push-ups, chin-ups, sit ups, etc) along the prayer trail. use wood chipper to cover the prayer trail with wood chips (7/10ths of a mile); kids sturdy playground equipment (slides, swings, monkey bars, etc).
Outdoor Roofed Stage: Turn old existing horse stables into a stage for worship, entertainment, conference, etc. opportunties. Needs stage, side storage rooms, electric power & lighting, and 3 bleachers for audience facing the stage in a slight horseshoe shape.
Workshop and Storage Building Upgrades: Work on upgrading existing floors, walls, ceilings, work benches, etc.
Painting & Scrapping: Scrape and paint existing cabins & other buildings, signs, and other needs when they get weathered.
Private Devotions/ Small Goups & Individual Quiet Facilities: 2 or 3 gazebos on far SW side of camp with benches. a 2 story, roofed treehouse on hill in far SW corner overseeing the rest of the camp with benches on top, and help purchasing a real tee-pee with stools and campfire pit inside that can be used by small group studies, all on far SW acres of Dusty Pines.
Neighboring Lot: Help in purchase of neighboring 3.12 acres lot if and whenever the neighbor decides to sell, helping AIMI to posess all of the island surrounded by Baseline Road.
Ball Fields: Clear with a bull-dozer a flat area of the camp to create a soccer/football/other sports field.
Earth House Meeting Area: We have been "blessed" to inherit hundreds of old tires when we bought the property, left from previous owners. We would like to use them for a frame to make an adobe half'shell meeting area for bonfires and such when it is rainy (as it often is July-August monsoon times). Ideas for howto build an earth building can be googled online.
Replace worn-away gravel on camp driveways.
Staff Needs: Office Assistant -Critical Need! Work with the General Director, other directors, and book-keeper; schedule appointments, answer and make phone calls & e-mails on behalf of the office, order supplies, some website work & newsletter work, and file-work.
Church Planting Team Members - start a home-church among local Native people and provide them the opportunity to learn and lead others in the Body of Christ
Missions Recruiter - Someone that can promote our Mission and it's needs to find support partners; and find those who would be interested in joining our staff full-time, part-time, or as volunteers. Building up the resources for promoting AIMI using media, websites, Facebook, etc. Visiting churches, Bible colleges, and seminaries. Represting AIMI on national and regional boards. Ability and desire to do some travel to facilitate these assignments.
Mission's Grounds Care & Maintenance - Responsible to keep the buildings, camps, & equipment in working condition and ready for groups that come. Also oversees work teams as they prepare and after they arrive and work.
Equipment Needs: Letter Folder
Prayer and Financial Support Partners
Summer Interns& Short-Term Work Teams
(Applications avaliable upon request)
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.