|Thank You from Mark Hamby||2017 Year in Review|
Van or SUV
A Lamplighter vehicle will help us to reduce expenses and increase efficiency. We need a vehicle for seven, twelve, or fifteen passengers. Our Lamplighter staff often transports guests, teachers, and students to and from airports for various events, including the Guild, Lamplighter Live, and when hosting concerts. In the past we have needed up to seven vehicles and have often rented in addition to using our personal vehicles.
A maintenance truck is needed for many projects and renovations.
A missionary building team and other volunteers are standing by to help install plumbing, electric, kitchen, drywall and floors in a facility we bought to house Guild students and teachers. Renovations will cost $29,000.
Leadership Training Course
We would like to begin installation of the Low Ropes Course Initiatives and Leadership Obstacle Course this spring. This outdoor training course will enable us to expand character building in leadership training for students, teachers, and staff as well as the Guild and the school. It will also lend itself to evangelism and discipleship in the local community.
Five Acres of Land
This additional acreage will be the future farm site for our school. This land is wooded with a stream. It will also provide space for athletics. The purchase price is $25,000.
Seventy-five Acres of Farmland
This piece of land will provide the needed farmland to expand horticultural and agricultural pursuits for our students. This learning environment will teach our students how we can grow things God’s way, which opens the door to present both physical and eternal sustenance (the gospel) for the least, the last, and the lost. Purchase price undetermined.
Offices, Dining Hall, Classrooms, Dorm Rooms
Library, Cafe, Bookstore, Study and Prayer Rooms
Connected to the bell tower, this unique addition will enable us to offer our students a social gathering place for outreach, study, prayer, classes, and refreshment.
Three-story Victorian Home
Purchase of this home would give us much-needed room for students and teachers. Overflow of students and teachers are presently lodged at a local hotel for $180 per day.
Bed and Breakfast
Directly across the street from our headquarters is an 11-bedroom Bed-and- Breakfast,
which is presently for sale for $180,000. This additional facility will provide student and
We hope to have air conditioning for the school stage and auditorium before the Guild in July. Heat and humidity made it prohibitive to hold classes there last year. A missionary team has offered their services for free. As soon as we raise $14,000 we can complete this project. (This project has been completed. Thank you for your support)
Began in 1994 and has become a collection of 190 rare books infused with biblical insights and heroic, godly role models to be emulated by young and old. Over three million books are in distribution, now hand-crafted at our own bindery in Mt. Morris, NY. The Lamplighter bindery printed 38,000 books this year.
Brings redemptive hope to the world through dramatic audio. Launched in 2009 and now airing on 1,800 radio stations, our 21 audio dramas reach an estimated 20 million listeners in 30 countries. Lamplighter Theatre is glad to announce that we are now a daily radio broadcast 80 stations.
Connecting master teachers and students of all ages, who desire to cultivate excellence in the visual arts, dramatic arts, entrepreneurial endeavors, and biblical theology. Today, 650 alumni are being influenced through this ongoing apprenticeship program. 74 students attended the Guild in 2017. The educational philosophy behind the Guild also serves as the inspiration for the Lamplighter Academy which will provide students with an opportunity to be mentored in a year-long program focused on the creative arts, biblical theology, and entrepreneurial leadership.
Lamplighter’s Life-Transforming Seminars is the platform through which Mark Hamby, founder and president, speaks on practical biblical themes of parenting, marriage, character development, and career excellence. Having completed three master’s degrees in Administration, Divinity, and Theology, Mark is currently completing his doctoral dissertation entitled How to Instruct the Young through the Story of Wisdom to Avoid the Path of Folly.
Lamplighter MOMENTS & Fastened like Nails PODCAST
Lamplighter Moments are daily devotionals written from a biblical theological perspective. These daily biblical insights are available on radio or in written form. Aired on more than 600 radio stations in 18 countries, Lamplighter Moments provides insight into biblical character development, career preparation, marriage, and parenting. growth. We also have started a new podcast, Fastened Like Nails, with over 850 listeners weekly.
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