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2019 Mission Builders

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The Mission Builders have started to arrive and are preparing to start construction on the Christian Center expansion. It is an exciting time at Metigoshe Ministries. Remember you can work right alongside the Mission Builders and volunteer for a few hours, a day, week or whatever your schedule allows. For more information, contact Deb Syvertson or Laura Halvorson at 701-263-4788. Click Here to see the names and photos of this year’s Mission Builders team.

The “Footprint” – New Conference Center

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With the success of the Ensure the Adventure campaign and the development of exciting new design plans, it is now possible to begin work on the new conference facilities at the Lakeside Christian Center. The new facility will include:

  • Six sleeping rooms
  • Conference/meeting rooms
  • Offices
  • Sauna
  • Kitchen
  • Faith Memorial Chapel


Doris Slaaten’s Generosity Blesses Ensure The Adventure

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Doris Slaaten, long-time Camp Metigoshe supporter and leader, has made a generous $250,000 pledge to Ensure the Adventure. Doris, who served as campaign chair for the Center of Life Appeal more than 20 years ago, also served as a Metigoshe Ministries’ board member.
A much beloved Minot State University professor and philanthropist, shared this about her gift to Metigoshe Ministries: “I have been involved with Metigoshe Ministries for 30 years. I served on the board from 1987-1995, have been active since, and look forward to continue supporting the ministry that happens at Metigoshe Ministries.”

Ensure the Adventure Reaches $3 Million!

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The Ensure the Adventure has received $3,006,152.87 in gifts and pledges as of
June 20. This ensures that all the Phase I projects of the campaign can be completed as pledges are paid. It also means that attention may now turn to the planning for Phase II projects later this summer and that additional campaign efforts continue toward the $4.5 million campaign goal.

Mission Builders Have Arrived

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Mission Builders are back at it this summer building cabins at Camp Metigoshe. They are building double cabins as a portion of the Ensure the Adventure capital campaign.

Again this year, Mission Builders will be working with volunteers ages 16 and up! We’d love to have you join us – as an individual or together with a group. To volunteer, email Associate Director, Melissa Kornkven and she’ll help you from there. []

To learn more about the Ensure the Adventure capital campaign, head to the campaign website,

Alumni Campaign Kicks Off

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This spring we enjoyed Alumni Gatherings in the Twin Cities, Fargo/Moorhead, Minot, Sioux Falls, and New York City.  It was fun to reconnect with old friends and alumni from the different generations.

It was also fun to get to share the “Ensure the Adventure” capital campaign plans and kick off the start of the Alumni Campaign. Click Here to check out the video to hear what one staff alumni, Mary Kate Wold, had to say about her time at Camp Metigoshe.

Campaign Reaches $2.5 Million

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The “Ensure the Adventure” capital campaign continues to pick up steam and has now reached over $2.5 million in gifts and pledges.  Many volunteers are out and about asking for donations and campaigns are under way with former board members, women of the church, and camp staff alumni.

We recently received news from the Women of American Lutheran Church in Stanley, ND.  They held a Spaghetti Dinner and quilt auction to raise money for the Women of the Church campaign for ‘Ensure the Adventure.’  Following the event they presented Metigoshe Ministries with $1,510.

We share our many thanks to the women of ALC in Stanley for creating this special event to raise funds and by doing so, ensuring that Adventure Anchored in Christ continues to remain strong for years to come.  Thank you!