Chris Langkamp – Lampstand Ministries, Chicago

February 2015 update:

Dear Friends,

We are so grateful to include you as one of our Lampstand supporters and prayer partners. Here goes with Snapshot #38:

Affordable Housing Ministry

This past winter a supporter of YMEN (Young Men’s Education Network) bought a six flat near My Brother’s Kitchen.  Christ’s Vineyard CRC, Lawndale CRC, and Lampstand will be partnering with YMEN in order to totally rehab the building into six beautiful rentable units.  We plan to use these units, not for monetary gain, but as a way for good individuals to be able to live in a Christ centered, safe, and dignified environment.  The tenants will be charged a very low rent to cover upkeep.  Our partners in ministry, Victor and Connie, will be the superintendents.  This husband and wife team have been a blessing to all the ministries mentioned as leaders in many ways.  They are a perfect fit!

 Two of the six units are now completed.  We are working hard to complete the other four units before the spring weather rolls in.  You can help us by donating the following items:

  • 7 Stoves (six gas and one electric)
  • 6 Refrigerators
  • 6 Microwaves
  • All furniture: dressers, night stands, kitchen tables and chairs, couches, recliners, and coffee tables.
  • Curtain rods and hangers.
  • No beds please, we are building our own.

Please email me ( or call me at 708-415-8887 if you are led to help in any way.  My sons and I will be glad to pick up these items with the trailer.  Part of their homeschooling education is working hard with their dad after their studies are done.  We please ask that all items are in good shape, clean, and free of pet hair, as my sons and I are highly allergic.  Remember these items are for Jesus to use.  Who knows maybe someday He might say to you “I needed a table to eat at and you gave Me one”.

Your co-laborer in Christ,

Chris Langkamp