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.
During the January/Febuary 2015 construction trip God showed His faithfulness in a mighty way by providing the strength, manpower, and finances to complete the construction of 7 churches in 7 days. We worked in the San Lorenzo area on the Rio Maranon. We separated into two teams, one heading up the Maranon river and the other heading up the Chapuri river. Both teams then worked back down river and met to complete the final church building together. We completed buildings in the Candoshi Indian villages of Nueva Yarina, Puerto Belen, Nueva Belen, Nueva Union, Primavera, Sasipahua, and Laurel. This is a new and very remote area for KAM. It is truely a blessing to see how God is working to spread His gospel even to the most remote areas of the Amazon jungle people. The Candoshi tribe is unique in that nearly nobody in the villages speak spanish, so communication while working together was a bit challenging, but with God's grace He made it work.
Also, in September/October 2014 we were able to start a survey trip to visit the church buildings that we have built in the past. We visited 14 of the 19 churches that KAM has built since 2007. We were able to bless and minister to the pastors needs and encourage them in the Lords work they are doing. We discovered several villages where the church has outgrown the existing building. We are currently working with MEPI to get larger facilities for these bodies of believers. It seems as though God's work is never done, but with each step we take we know that the time of Jesus' return is ever closer and we feel privilaged to be a part of what He is doing.
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.
Through God's grace, guidance, and provision Kingdom Alliance Ministries has built 26 churches from 2007 through 2015.
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
Santa Clara (Contamana area) - 2014
Bella Vista (Contamana area) - 2014
San Miguel (Contamana area) - 2014
Nueva Yarina (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Puerto Belen (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Nueva Belen (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Nueva Union (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Primavera (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Sasipahua (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Laurel (San Lorenzo area) 2015
Every year, the teams travel paying their own expenses. All donations received go completely to the expense of the materials for the building projects.
We believe God's plan for 2016 will challenge us even further and we are looking forward to see what He has in store for us. We are currently working on getting finances together for the upcoming 2016 building projects. If the Lord is leading you to help in any way plaese let us know. Wether it be through donations or maybe going along on a two week trip to help the construction, we look forward to hearing from you. Everybody who has ever gone along has been blessed in one way or another. Even if you cannot commit to going you can always bless the Lords work with donations that are always needed.
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 2016. There are several more villages in need of church buildings to meet in. 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.
This year in the fall of 2015 the plan is to send a small crew to visit more churches that Kingdom Alliance Ministries has build. The purpose for this trip is to see if there are any needs that we can help with in those churches, as well as continue to minister to all the believers we've come to know and love. This is going to be an extended trip of several weeks or more. The expense of the traveling is extensive but we feel it is a needed part of our ministry. If you would like to help financially with this venture please let us know.
- 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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