Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Ship named Hawaii Aloha
YWAM Ships recently invited Kailua-Kona residents to write in offering possible names for its new vessel homeported in Kailua-Kona. It was christened Hawaii Aloha in time for its departure on its inaugural voyage serving the region of Micronesia.
The Hawaii Aloha was in drydock in Honolulu the last month and arrived back in Kailua-Kona for its naming ceremony and blessing Sunday. Immediately afterward, the ship will begin 10 days of provisioning before setting off on its nine months deployment Dec. 18. The voyage will first take the ship to Christmas, Fanning and Washington islands serving there until the end of March, then to the Marshall Islands through June, then a planned trip to Pohnpei and Kapingamarangi in July and August before returning to Kona in September.
The navigation students completing their studies at Port YWAM on Alii Drive will embark eight of their graduates as crew on Hawaii Aloha for this voyage under Capt. Ann Ford. There will be 23 missionaries on board as the ship visits the isolated islands doing work such as Bible distribution, educational seminars, medical, dental and optical clinics and assisting with fresh water technologies.
About Town 12-10-13
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What a journey God has taken me on! Some of you have been following the Journey on Facebook or on my blogwww.sailorann.blogspot.com. I will fill you in on the highlights.
June and July I had great visits with friends and family. In August, I flew to LA to prepare the Caribbean Reach for a Pacific crossing. We had an awesome crew and departed LA on August 27th. We had the calmest crossing I have ever experienced. Thanks to our rebuilt 671 Detroit Diesel we arrived in Hilo just 16 days later.
Sadly my sister Lee lost her battle with cancer and passed away on Sept. 13, just two days after our arrival in Hilo. My mom and had had a wonderful visit with her in July, and I was able to fly home to be with the family as we celebrated her life around the campfire.
On September 26th I started the YWAM Ships Discipleship Training School (DTS). Now the lecture phase of our program is almost complete. We are preparing for our outreach and we are passionate about making a difference in the Pacific. Ouroutreach team consists of 9 students and one staff, from six different nations. After completing the lecture phase in December most of the team will be flying to Christmas Island. I will be sailing the boat down to Christmas Island then joining the outreach team there. Our mission is to bring the Gospel ofJesus to the isolated Line Islands of Kiribati in a tangible, realistic and honest way that the people there can accept andbelieve. We will also be applying some of our specific training we’ve received during our DTS, concerning inductive Bible study and a Biblical World View and bringing medical supplies and journals to assist the local clinics.. We will do outreach on Christmas Island, then we will sail on board YWAM Ship’s 74 foot ketch on the very first outreach to Fanning and Washington Islands. On this 500 mile circuit we will spend about a week on each of these remote islands that is only served by one cargo vessel only 2 or 3 times a year.
On January 22 we will fly to Fiji and continue our outreachworking with the YWAM base in Lautoka for another 4 weeks,returning to Kona on February 16.
We are excited to be the first team in YWAM history to reach these remote islands. If you would like to support us in our journey donations can be made through our
website at www.ywamships.net/give.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The details are falling into place. I leave Oahu on July 2.
|Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands|