What is Kingdom Alliance Ministries
Kingdom Alliance Ministries is a non-denominational Christian organization. Our mission is to construct church buildings and other facilities to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations.
Our first field of operations is in the Peruvian Amazon basin. It is our goal to provide a building suitable for ministry to every village that has a pastor available.
In Peru we are working in cooperation with Mission Evangelical Penticostal Independent (MEPI), a well established Peruvian ministry founded by William Pepper. MEPI has over forty years on the ground experience in Peru and provides guidance and oversight of our efforts.
In February 2006 a survey team was formed at the request of William Pepper, founder of the MEPI Organization, to investigate the need for pastors and churches in Tapichi River villages. Members of the team included Mike Sandstrom and his father Dale from Alaska, Steve Proeschel of Ohio, a local interpreter, and a river guide. Traveling from the MEPI base in Iquitos, Peru's largest jungle city, the team made their way approximately two hundred river miles south to the large village of Requena which has four MEPI churches. From Requena the team traveled an additional two hundred rigorous miles on the Tapichi River. It was discovered that there are more than 12 villages on the Tapichi that do not have a place for Christians to meet or a pastor to lead them.
About $5,000 will build a church in the Peruvian jungle. There are MEPI trained pastors ready for assignment to villages that need church buildings.
To be a Christian is to be a part of something greater than ourselves. We are the Body of Christ, His Church, the Bride for which He will return. Until that day, let us be found doing our Father's business.
Mark 16:15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned".
James 2:15 "Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes or daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?"
The Christian life is less about what we say and more about what we do. It is by what we do that we show obedience. To obey requires faith, for God will never ask us to do something that does not require faith on our part. This is because scripture teaches that without faith it is impossible to please God.
At Kingdom Alliance Ministries it is our vision to use the gifts and blessings that God has given us to reach the lost in the villages of the Peruvian Amazon basin through the auspices of existing 501(c)3 organizations and a trained indigenous workforce overseen by local pastors.
By leveraging the experience, contacts, and assets of the MEPI Organization and its supporting churches, our team of experienced planners and builders has developed an approach that uses the financial strength of the developed nation's churches to maximize the effectiveness of the many willing and able Peruvian pastors and laymen to impact their village peoples spiritual and physical well being.
It was on this trip that Kingdom Alliance Ministries was born of a God given dream planted in the heart of Dale Sandstom to start a church building program in places like the Tapichi. Dale returned to Peru that September and aquired land for the first project. Begining that September funds were raised for construction of a 24 by 40 foot jungle church. A construction team from Alaska traveled to Peru in February 2007 and with the help of local workers constructed the building in Contamanillo. It took 5 1/2 days to construct including benchs, stage, and a pulpit. This was the begining of a journey of obedience. The Tapichi is the first stop, but like every such journey, the destination is the same, the fulfillment of the will of our God.
MEPI SCHOOL IN IQUITOS
Through God's grace, guidance, and provision Kingdom Alliance Ministries has built 16 churches from 2007 through 2013.
Contamanillo - 2007
San Vincente (Tapichi River) - 2008
Yarina (Tapichi River) - 2008
Palmeras - 2009
Jorge Chavez (Ukayali River) - 2010
Sapuena (Ukayali River) - 2010
Nauta (Ukayali River) - 2010
San Marcos (Ukayali River) - 2011
Nuevo Junin (Ukayali River) - 2011
Arica (Ukayali River) - 2011
Canchalogua (Tapichi River) - 2012
San Pedro (Tapichi River) - 2012
Belen de Urco (Tapichi River) - 2012
San Juan de Hungurahual (Nanay River) - 2013
Shiriara (Nanay River) - 2013
Llanchama (Nanay River) - 2013
Every year, the teams travel paying their own expenses. All donations received go completely to the expense of the materials for the building projects.
The KAM trip for 2014 promises to be an exciting time as we have plans of traveling to a different area of Peru. Contamana is a region where church buildings are desperately needed for believers to meet and worship. We have three churches on the schedule and, God willing, will complete them in the two week trip.
We believe God's plan for 2015 will lead us to San Lorenzo on the Maranon River. There are seven villages in that area that are in need of and ready for church buildings at this time. With God's direction and provision we are planning to build 7 churches over a 4 week period utilizing 2 different crews spending 2 weeks each. As you can imagine this is going to take a lot of advanced planning, coordination, and provision. This will be a huge step of faith and commitment for all involved, but we know all too well that nothing is impossible for God. If it be His Will then He will provide and make a way.
As the teams travel from village to village, it is truly amazing how God moves. It is always a blessing to everybody involved when the Lord allows us to be a part of His work. As we work with and minister to the local churches, He is always faithful to protect us from harm, as well as bless us with hospitality from the local people.
We look forward to what God is going to do in 2014 / 2015. There are several more villages in the Ukayali and Tapichi area in need of church buildings to meet in. The need has also been known for several churches in the Contamano and San Lorezo areas of Peru. As we move forward in God's will we look forward to future adventures in Peru and, if God willing, other areas of the world in need of church buildings.
Each day brings a new sense of hope and promise as we look forward to what the Lord has for us in the coming years. Each moment that passes and every new ear that hears the Gospel brings us closer to the glorious day of His return. There is still much to do, so let each one of us resolve to develop a closer relationship with Jesus and through the power of the Holy Spirit take new ground for the Kingdom, both spiritually and physically. Don't put off the hard work of today, for if we do, the little rest we have today will be our only reward. Instead, work diligently because our obedience will be rewarded now and in the age to come.
We at Kingdom Alliance Ministries are thankful to all who make the sacrifices necessary to make a difference in the lives of the lost bringing them into the knowledge of our Precious Savior Jesus Christ.
A special need has come up this year. We are in desperate need of a new generator to accomplish the building projects. The one we had been using burned up and quit this year. We have identified the one we need as the Honda EU2000i. The cost of this tool is $950. If the Lord lays it on your heart to help with this need please let us know. We will need to purchase it in the USA and take it with us dry to Peru as baggage.
- Commit to pray for the direction and blessing of God.
- Make a monthly tax deductable financial contribution.
- As a church or organization, commit to $5,000 for a church building.
- Be a part of a team to construct buildings on site.
* Support the team by donating air miles, tools, etc.
KAM Board Members
Dale Sandstrom, President - FL
Kelly Sandstrom - Wasilla, AK
Tim Sandstrom - Wasilla, AK
Willy Matson - Ashboro, NC
Steve Proeschel - Trenton, OH
Tom Smith - Wasilla, AK
Dave Teigen - Nikiski, AK
Kingdom Alliance Ministries
PO Box 871946
Wasilla, AK 99687
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