In June of 2017, 20 teens and six adults from our congregation drove to Lake Charles, Louisiana to work for the Christian organization Friend Ships for the second year in a row. Friend Ships is dedicated to fulfilling the biblical mandate to help people in need regardless of ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or age. They have a small fleet of ships that are packed full of food, clothing, medical and shelter supplies ready to respond to a call for help, internationally or locally. The team assisted with getting a ship ready for its next mission—scraping rust, painting, and cleaning, as well as organizing and packing supplies in the warehouses—all while living and working on the boat, with the existing crew of volunteer missionaries. It was an amazing time of spiritual growth—and fun!—for all. Click here to see a video chronicle!

We’ll make another trip to Friend Ships June 16-25, 2018!