We had an incredible summer and we are excited as we see the Lord growing Kako’s ministry. We appreciate your prayers and support. Now that the summer camps season has finished, we are focused on getting some required projects completed! We’ve been blessed by many donors and look forward to seeing how God continues to supply for His ministry out here. We can always use volunteer work teams if you are interested in helping out. While there is a lot more going on than the projects listed here, these are some of the most immediate needs.
The Alaska DEC requires us to replace all our sewer lines with 4 inch insulated piping and to pump out our septic before next year. Because of the high cost of purchasing a pump and getting it out here, the septic hasn’t been pumped since it was installed in 1989! The window to do this project is small as the permafrost in the ground takes a good part of the summer to thaw and now we are less than two months from it freezing again. We’re asking God for volunteer labor and the donation of the pump and piping or for cash donations totaling $13,500.
Kako Retreat Center has been able to purchase new boilers to install in the lodge through generous donations. Our old boiler is almost completely inoperable and we will be running the real danger of it completely failing this winter if we don’t get our new ones installed. We’re asking God for skilled installation labor and for cash donations totaling $14,000.
Diesel Fuel for Winter – $32,000 (7000 gallons by barge)
Since Kako gets all its power from a generator, diesel fuel is important here! To save on the cost, we do not run the generator in the afternoon or at night, but it still adds up! This will last all fall, winter and into the summer.
We have tried to make our office computer work as long as we could, but unfortunately, the newest updates of Quickbooks require a faster computer than what we have. Once we have a new main office computer, we will use our old one in the summer camp office. We’re asking God for a donated computer or for $500 of total cash donations.