Dear Lighthouse Trails readers:
Some of you may remember that in 2010, we relocated Lighthouse Trails to Montana. In so many ways, it’s been a wonderful place to run the ministry. However, for various reasons, some of which we mention below, we made the decision to return to Oregon.
For the last few years, it has been an ongoing struggle to acquire the hired help we need, partly because we live in an area that has a low employee pool. This has presented a lot of stress and challenge for us.
We began praying about moving back, but without clear direction from the Lord, we put that thought on a back burner.
In March of this year, Deborah was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. Needless to say, it shook up our world. After surgery, we were told that the cancer had spread to just one lymph node (which made it a “low-risk” Stage 3 cancer). While scans and blood work indicated there was no metastasizing, Deborah was advised to do 3 months of chemotherapy. That is now completed, and recent tests continue to show no more cancer. The doctors told us they consider her in remission. We have also been able to receive ongoing medical advice from an integrative oncologist in Oregon, who has helped us apply natural means to lessen the negative effects of chemotherapy. We are so grateful to the Lord that Deborah has remained strong and resilient throughout her treatments.
Consequently, after finding out about the cancer and after much prayer and counsel, we decided to return to Oregon where we have strong family and ministry support and continue running Lighthouse Trails there. We have hesitated until now to tell our readers about our situation because we know many of you are also going through health and other challenges, and we did not want to put any special focus on our own.
Our last day in Montana was August 31st. Our office will be closed until September 7th as we make the move, but phone messages may be left and will be returned as needed. Plus, our websites and online store are always available for your service.
We look forward to continuing the work of Lighthouse Trails and are putting our trust wholly in the Lord to provide the grace and strength to finish the race that He has set before us. God bless each of you, and may we take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and prayers.
David and Deborah Dombrowski
Lighthouse Trails Founders
P.S. We will be posting new phone numbers and mailing addresses soon. In the meantime, you may continue using the contact information on our websites.