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We love to hear stories about how spending A Night In A Box has impacted event participants.  Please share your experience with us so that others can be inspired by this powerful event.

  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 15:43:55 -0800
    Join me won't you one night of praising Jesus and giving thanks to all he offers let's do our part in helping the homelessness in Wenatchee
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-06 15:43:48 -0800
    Join me won't you one night of praising Jesus and giving thanks to all he offers let's do our part in helping the homelessness in Wenatchee
  • commented 2017-11-06 15:39:36 -0800
    I’m blessed to have a worm bed to sleep in every night so I’m looking forward in learning the needs and listening to their stories so I can be more involved in finding alternative solutions please come join me
  • commented 2017-10-25 18:11:25 -0700
  • commented 2017-10-08 21:50:03 -0700
    I am a single mother of 4 beautiful children. Almost 4 years ago I found my self homeless, with 3 children 2 weeks away from giving birth. I was struggling with drug addiction and the thought that my children would be better off without me. The day I gave birth, my world was about to be rocked, and I didn’t even know it. My son lived through a pregnancy that should have killed him, and that same day a bed was available for me at the Grace House, a women’s transitional living home. I was surrounded by people who loved Jesus, I wanted to know what this was, He changed my life! Since then I’ve become an amazing mother, I’ve been able to work full time jobs, and just recently received the position as Executive Director of Real Options, a women’s pregnancy clinic. And in just a couple weeks my kids and I will be moving into a home of our own. This will be my third year sleeping in a box. And I know it’s not my last. Thank you Lighthouse Christian Ministries!
  • commented 2017-10-04 12:22:16 -0700
    Lighthouse Ministries is legit to the core! I know and work with these guys. As someone who wants to invest wisely, this ministry is one of the best investments I can imagine.
  • commented 2016-11-15 14:22:47 -0800
    Hello my name is Daphne, I choose to spend the night to help raise awareness for the needs of homeless during this time of year. As I reflect back to the mid 1980’s where our dad had spent many a night with his “buddies” (who were homeless) in Oroville, Wa. When dad came home late at night or the next morning he had no coat, gloves, or boots at different times. My sisters’/or I would ask him, “Dad where’s your _______?” His reply, “Oh my buddy needed it more than I did, I know I have more at home.”

    I, myself had spent the night in my car a few years ago on a cold winter night (because of an argument I’d had with my boyfriend at the time)

    PLEASE, help show your support for this worthy cause, by cash donation/volunteering/ or even moral support!! Thank you & I pray many Blessings of Love, Warmth & Comfort to ALL in need. Blessings to ALL team members of “A Night in the Box”…in Jesus Precious name AMEN!!!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-25 21:38:05 -0700
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  • commented 2016-10-25 21:36:55 -0700
    It’s taken years of wrong turns to get me onto the right road.


    About seven years ago, I stepped onto the road of drugs and subsequent destruction, completely unaware of the ramifications of each choice I made—willfully blinded to the darkness that deepened with every step I took.


    Last year, in the midst of the chaos I received a knock on my door from a woman who would, unbeknownst to me, become a truly dear friend and sister to me…and when I opened the door to her, I also opened the door to the ministry that the Lord would use to help save my life.


    Seven months ago, my daughter was rescued by her father from a toxic home—an unsafe, unhealthy, and above all, highly dangerous environment and I was unsure if I’d be able to see her again… Through the love, support, and guidance of the people in this ministry, I can once again see my little girl—but most importantly, I’ve had a radical, eye-opening love encounter with the Creator: Jesus Christ.


    Now, with each passing day, my love for Him grows, and I’m realizing that His love for me has never, EVER changed. His hands held me every step of my treacherous journey, and His hands pulled me out of the pit.


    I want to take part in this to give back—to serve, to love, and to show a desperate, dying world who can give them life. I want to share the love that saves my life every day—every breath.


    Please consider supporting this effort.


    God bless you, I love you all.


    —Meagen
  • commented 2016-10-15 12:04:19 -0700
    This event is an amazing recognition of what is truly happening here in our city. So many people are living this life day to day right before us. I spent many nights on the streets, not just by myself but a good part with 3 of my 4 children. Unaware of some of the resources available, but also embarrassed that my choices lead to this lifestyle, I felt I had no where to turn. An open bed at the Grace House changed mine and my children’s life forever. And now we have the opportunity to give back. This was all possible because of the Grace of God. And now my family is building an amazing relationship with the Father. Help us do the same for others!
  • commented 2016-10-14 09:38:22 -0700
    As a pastor, I frequently come across people who have no where to go and are in desperate need of food, shelter, and care. I’m so thankful to know that there is Lighthouse to offer those things.

    As a Christ follower, I believe every person is made in God’s image and is worthy of mercy, grace and receiving the hope of the gospel. I’m thankful the Lighthouse offers those things and is used to change lives!

    Each of the last two years participating has opened my eyes in new ways, and given me a way to act on what I believe. It’s also a really great time connecting with other people who value this ministry in our community and the people they serve — if you’re considering it, just do it! Or contribute to my $1000 goal:)
  • commented 2015-11-20 20:12:26 -0800
    Three years ago the wenatchee lighthouse came into my life and allowed me to finally find peace and joy in my heart threw Jesus christ. That is the closest I’ll evere feel to home on this earth. I want to say thank you,for the love and support that you guys poor out every day.
  • commented 2015-11-20 20:12:04 -0800
    Three years ago the wenatchee lighthouse came into my life and allowed me to finally find peace and joy in my heart threw Jesus christ. That is the closest I’ll evere feel to home on this earth. I want to say thank you,for the love and support that you guys poor out every day.
  • commented 2015-11-19 21:25:06 -0800
    Hello might name it’s Crystal Monique Arroyo, I’m a single mom of four beautiful children. Almost two years ago I found myself homeless with the of my children and pregnant with the fourth, I was battling addiction, a victim of domestic violence, and I had pretty much given up on fighting for a future, I began to believe that I would be nothing in life and that my children would be better off without me. The day my son was born the Grace House had an opening for my children and I, it’s been almost two years. My life has completely changed, not only are my children and I safe, but this home had brought purpose into my life again by bringing me closer to God. The Lord has provided job, and soon will be providing us a home of our very own. We are blessed, lighthouse ministries has made a difference in my life and I am truly grateful
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-19 21:20:22 -0800
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  • commented 2015-11-19 21:20:06 -0800
    Hello might name it’s Crystal Monique Arroyo, I’m a single mom of four beautiful children. Almost two years ago I found myself homeless with the of my children and pregnant with the fourth, I was battling addiction, a victim of domestic violence, and I had pretty much given up on fighting for a future, I began to believe that I would be nothing in life and that my children would be better off without me. The day my son was born the Grace House had an opening for my children and I, it’s been almost two years. My life has completely changed, not only are my children and I safe, but this home had brought purpose into my life again by bringing me closer to God. The Lord has provided job, and soon will be providing us a home of our very own. We are blessed, lighthouse ministries has made a difference in my life and I am truly grateful.
  • commented 2015-11-17 13:19:30 -0800
    I posted on fackebook a night in a box!! I once was homless and bothers and sisters of the lighthouse worked with me and i was able to moved into the grace house! I have seen how the lighthouse has inpacked many of people in and round the Wenatchee valley and by the grace of God and the power of the people there still helping many !! God bless all of you!
  • commented 2015-11-16 20:37:09 -0800
    My name is lorainia hancock I was able to spend a night in a box ,I’ve been homeless ,Jesus has given me the chance to bless others to raise money to help its a sure blessing can’t wait to do it this year
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-16 17:13:03 -0800
    I am participating in A Night In A Box! Friends....Family....we'd LOVE to have you join us!!
  • commented 2015-11-16 17:09:08 -0800
    This will be my first time participating in A Night In A Box! I believe in this ministry and the heart behind it. This event will help raise awareness and funds to further help the homeless right here in our own valley. There is something to be said about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. I’m ready and willing to do just that! I am committed to spending A Night In A Box to raise awareness and much needed funds to help others in need. It is my goal to raise $1000.00 . So with that being said…..Friends….Family, please help if you can, and if you’d like….we’d LOVE to have you join us!!
  • commented 2015-11-14 10:24:53 -0800
    When the night in a box event showed up on my facebook page I knew that this was something that I needed to do. The Lord had been preparing me in ways that lead me to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was his leading and instruction to sign up. I have never been homeless and every night when I crawl into my bed I question the Lord as to why I am so blessed to have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in at the same time my heart is filled with gratefullness and thanksgiving. I truly believe that we as a nation are in for some really hard times and that my comfort level needs to be challanged to prepare for the future and to identify with the hardships that so many people experience day in and day out. With this in mind I look forward to being a part of making sure that money is raised and the hurting recieve the help that they so desperatley need.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-12 19:20:28 -0800
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  • commented 2015-11-12 19:20:03 -0800
    I have slept outside in Africa because of my love for the people there, and because I care about their struggles. It was warm. I want to show that same compassion to those in my village, because I love the people and I care about their struggles. I don’t think it will be warm..<3
  • commented 2015-11-10 16:05:34 -0800
    “Night in a box” is something that brings the community to a focus. It helps remind me about those in our community who are struggling. It is a way for me to participate in what the Lighthouse Ministry is doing for the homeless in the Wenatchee Valley. Sleeping one night in a box does not show me what it is like to be homeless, but it does inspire me to think more about how to help those in need. I participated in this event last year and look forward to joining with others again in this impacting event.
  • commented 2015-11-09 08:58:30 -0800
    I have been Chaplain at CCRJC (the jail) in Wenatchee for 19 years and am a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Through the North Central Washington Jail Chaplain Ministry I deal continually with homelessness of inmates, street people and Veterans. This will be my first year to participate in A Night In A Box event. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of their needs. Please join us for this great event.
  • commented 2015-11-03 19:56:24 -0800
    I am a combat veteran. I served in the Marine Corps during Desert Storm, I served again in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Oregon Army National Guard, and I continue to serve in the military of my own free will.


    I presently work as a certified farrier (a professional horseshoer). One of my local horse clients told me about this event and I felt compelled to participate. Too many of our nation’s war heroes are living alone, hungry, and cold in the darkest of nights behind super markets… in the feeble shelter of a bus stop… or among worn out tires in a tractor trailer warehouse area.


    I’ve seen the homeless with my own eyes. In 2012-2013, I worked armed security right here in our local community after serving as an infantryman in Iraq. You may not have seen me. A fair amount of my time was working throughout the night… sometimes in the cold snow. I conducted a mobile patrol along your street while you were sleeping. I checked upon your schools. I ascended the stairs in your church with my pistol drawn and flashlight after finding an open door. And I have seen the homeless on our streets sleeping in their own urine with little more than a worn out blanket and an empty 40 ounce bottle of cheap beer.


    It shouldn’t be this way. Our combat veterans deserve better. They have sacrificed everything in servitude towards our country.


    I know what it is like to return from combat to nothing. I know what it is like to be willing to sacrifice my own life for the welfare of others. I know what it is like to give up all that I hold near and dear to me so that others can sleep in peace. I know what it is like to have the honor to serve with my brave combat brothers in arms in defending freedom and protecting one another. And I know what it is like to see some of those brave men living today… alone… and with no one to care about them in a dark, cold, empty excuse for a shelter to protect them from the weather.


    I believe that our combat veterans deserve better than this… and I’m willing to participate in A Night in a Box to show my limited support and gratitude for their personal sacrifices.


    SGT Jimmy Brown

    Oregon Army National Guard
  • commented 2015-10-09 12:41:26 -0700
    This is my first time participating in A Night In A Box! I’m hoping to raise $1,000 for this wonderful organization that supports our friends in need. To my friends and family, please help if you can, and better yet, JOIN US. :-)
  • commented 2015-10-06 20:46:35 -0700
    my goal is $1000 lets see if i can reach it!
  • commented 2015-10-06 20:44:49 -0700
    hello my name is lynette im 28 years old and this ministry has helped me find the life iv always wanted…i have over 100 days clean(thank you Jesus!) and iv been saved! iv finished treatment, parenting classes and am currently trying to enroll in WVC for winter semester! by the grace of god i am able to live the life i have today. and i am so very blessed to have Gods light shine through me,now all i want to do is give back. and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! so help me spend the night in a box to raise homeless awareness!

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