Thursday, June 23, 2016

Captain Ann goes to Papua New Guinea

Sailing from Oahu to Kona on a 44 foot sloop last month, God showed me how far he has brought me. Crawling on the foredeck to rig the storm jib in 30 knot winds and steering through 12 foot waves in the Alenuihaha Channel, I felt home again. My amazing crew helped with all the repairs and preparations before  departure. The six day sail, with a stop in Lahaina, Maui, provided real ocean sailing experience. Your prayers over the last 18 months have made a difference!

Would you prayerfully consider partnering financially with me as I continue to follow God’s lead this year?  In July, I will be attending the Ship Equipped Ministries conference in Townsville, Australia.  Leaders from Youth with a Mission (YWAM) who use Ships to reach isolated areas are networking to create a long term vision and work together to be more effective.  The biggest need in all ship equipped ministries is trained and qualified crew. I will be developing on-board training and documentation to help our crew advance and fill the crew needs within YWAM.  If you know anyone who has deck or engineering experience, please pass on my contact information.

From Australia, I will fly to Port Moresby, then to Madang in Papua New Guinea. After nearly a year working behind the scenes in the Fleet Support office, I am excited to be going to serve as the Ship’s director on the M/V Pacific Link for 4 weeks. The ship has been operating out of Madang since January.  You can read about the amazing results of our medical outreaches  at ­­­­­­­  .

I return to Kona just in time to lead the School of Navigation and Seamanship (SONS), a twelve week course, which includes 3 weeks of on board sailing, beginning September 29.

All of us in YWAM are volunteers.  Your prayers and financial support make the difference in the services and training we provide  If you would like to receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation click here .  If you don’t need a tax deductible receipt click here PayPal.Me/AnnFord.

I would love to hear from you.  Please let me know how I can be praying for you.


Captain Ann

catching up Winter 2016

Building capacity with YWAM Ships.
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Loren Cunningham created lots of interest in YWAM Ships at Missionfest Alberta, February 19-21. We were able to share about the Outreaches going on now on board the Pacific Link in Papua New Guinea.  See

I really enjoyed sharing stories making new friends in Edmonton.
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Firefighting was part of a great week of Safety Training with Marcy Ships near Tyler, Texas. 
A short but sweet stop in Reno to Celebrate my son Remy's Birthday and meet his daughter Victoria. I will be visiting more family on the West coast before returning to Kona.