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Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc. and Lighthouse Trails Research Project began in 2002. There are currently several authors, editors, news writers, web and computer technicians who work with Lighthouse Trails throughout North America plus a small on-site staff in NW Montana where the offices of Lighthouse Trails are located. We are not a non-profit 501 (c)3 government organization. However, we give away thousands of books, booklets, DVDs, articles, and other materials, which makes us a very unique publishing company.

In the spring of 2012, Lighthouse Trails celebrated its 10th year anniversary. In recognition of that, we wrote three articles that describe our early years and some of the experiences we had during that time. You may wish to read them to better understand who we are:

How Lighthouse Trails Began – Part One: “It was a dark and stormy night.”

Lighthouse Trails, the Early Years – Part 2 – “A Hot Topic” That Just Wouldn’t Go Away

Rick Warren Biographer, George Mair, Passes Away at 83 – The Rest of the Story


“Bringing light to areas of darkness” and “A light shining in the darkness”


That is really very simple: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because we believe that this Gospel – that Jesus died on the Cross to pay the penalty for man’s sins and that He arose on the 3rd day and has offered salvation freely to whosoever will come to Him – is the only means of eternal salvation for any person, our motive is to contend for that faith so that others may hear that Gospel and believe on it.


We have written a lengthy docrinal statement. You can read that by clicking here. The statement does not list everything we believe. In a nut shell, we believe the Bible is the inerrant, God-inspired, true and holy Word of God.

Note: Lighthouse Trails is a Christian publishing company. While we hope you will read the books we have published, we provide extensive research, documentation and news on our Research site, blog and newsletter at no cost with the hope they are a blessing to the body of Christ and a witness to those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.


March 2002 – We officially began Lighthouse Trails Publishing Company.

September 2002 – Published first book, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen, 1st edition.

2004 – Began Lighthouse Trails Research Project, the From the Lighthouse blog, and this e-newsletter as extensions of Lighthouse Trails Publishing and a way to get free information out to those who were reading our books.

2005 – Published Trapped in Hitler’s Hell by Anita Dittman with Jan Markell, the first book in our Remembering the Holocaust category. Later we published a book by Corrie ten Boom and Diet Eman, giving Lighthouse Trails 3 Holocaust survivor authors.

2007 – Published Faith Undone, a powerful expose of the emerging church by Roger Oakland.

2010 – Relocated to Montana from Oregon; also began The Shepherd’s Garden, a “tent-making” effort to help support Lighthouse Trails – created our own Shepherd’s organic Bible verse tea.

2011 – Began supporting Understand the Times mission work, the Bryce Homes for Widows and Children in Kenya – currently, Lighthouse Trails readers are helping to support over three dozen Bryce Homes.

2012 – Celebrated 10th year anniversary at Lighthouse Trails; also started the Widows in Kenya basket project as a way to help widows support themselves. Began outreach to Native Americans and First Nations people through Muddy Waters and other Native Spirituality books and DVDs.

2013 – Began Lighthouse Trails Research Journal, a subscription-based journal mailed to homes and offices; also began the Topical Booklets.

2015 – Moved onto property in Montana having built a 2800sf office and warehouse for Lighthouse Trails. In October 2015, Lighthouse Trails released its 70th Booklet.

2016—In September 2016, we released our 100th Booklet; also in 2016, sadly, LT authors Ray Yungen and Caryl Matrisciana passed away.

2017—Lighthouse Trails Publishing changed from an LLC to a corporation in the State of Montana (now under the legal name, Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc.)

2021—Lighthouse Trails relocated back to Oregon to continue running the ministry there.

LTRP Note: Because Lighthouse Trails is a research project, we post news stories from several different sources in addition to articles from our trusted authors and ministries. These out-of-house news stories are for informational and research purposes and not necessarily as an endorsement for the source itself. As with everything that is read, whether on the Internet, in newspapers, or in books, Christian believers must always use biblical and godly discernment.


DONATING TO LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS: We are not a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. While we accept donations and are grateful for them, they are not tax deductible. We encourage you to consider ordering books and DVDs we publish – this is a great way to support us and at the same time help contend for the faith. We believe you will find each of our books and booklets to be well-written, properly documented, and essential for the times in which we live. If you would like to donate to Lighthouse Trails, you may send a donation by clicking the link below or by mailing it to: Lighthouse Trails, P.O. Box 307, Roseburg, OR 97470. Or you may call 541-391-7699 or 866/876-3910 (US & Canada). You may also give donations through our online store using a credit card. (Click here.) Thank you for your support.


  1. Heidi Lavoie

    When “Christian” Rock became acceptable at the C&MA church I used to attend twenty years ago, I expressed my concerns to the Pastors and said that “Christian Rock” is an oxymoron and is akin to saying “Christian Witchcraft”. But Christian Witchcraft is exactly what has entered the church and made it apostate. So why not try to do something as overt as pin a Christian label on a Ouija board? There is no more discernment between good and evil. Of course my concerns at the church were shot down and dismissed.

  2. CW

    “Well, would you try to Christianize a Ouija board?”

    Sadly, Why not? So-called believers have been trying (often, successfully) to “Christianize” virtually every unGodly thing that comes down the pike. It seems we’ve seen a flood of this in recent years.

    God help us all to discern evil by the power of the Holy Spirit, to love Him and love what is truly Good, not any fake!

  3. Julie

    The devil will use anything to distract us from the Lord – his favorite tools have always been mediums and tarot cards, astrology – etc as our flesh is not patient and we want answers now – but we know – those of us Thrace accepted Christ as our Lord and savior – that we are a now only here to die God’s will and carry His message of salvation and eternal life through our Lord a Jesus Christ death on the cross and His resurrection- only the a Holy Spirit can be our comforter and only through prayer and reading the Bible will we know God’s will – with faith and knowing God will show us His will. I remember when the whole “new age” came around and crystals and “spirit guides” – so many Christins were being lead astray. It’s good as Christians to understand what the occult is to prepare and fight against it – but is a fine line – and if the Lord is not calling you to witness to those in that realm – better to steer clear – it can be a slippery slope. Angels are God’s to command to protect us from harm – but we always thank the Lord d not the angels. In Jesus name

  4. Heidi Lavoie

    About thirty years ago, when I was young and not saved, I played with the Ouija board with two of my friends. I can say from experience it is NO GAME. There was a very real power moving the piece on the planchette, our fingers were just barely touching or slightly above it. Suddenly the thing we had our fingers on (I am not sure what it is called) began to move quickly and wildly all over the board and as that began to happen we all took our hands off in horror as it continued on its erratic course and then flew across the room.
    I found deliverance from occult bondage a few years later when I came to Christ. The occult realm is no joke, it is real and Satan takes his victims when they traffic in it.

  5. John J

    I don’t know whether to light another candle (because we have a power cut), spin the bottle (because we’re bored during the power cut), or to consult the local witch and ask for a three rune reading (because it has nothing to do with the power cut but with witchcraft, and because witches are sexy because the media and movies have said so).
    You know, once your foot is in the darkness, your whole body becomes a shadow.

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