Quick Updates

Based off of my current busyness with serving as Purser on the s/y Next Wave, co-founding new training programs through YWAM’s University of the Nations for the ships ministries: brining hope and healing to the forgotten coastlines and island of the world, and coordinating and staffing the School of Navigation and Seamanship and the Bluewater (Sailing) Discipleship Training School (DTS), I have […]

I’m back!

Twenty-nine days at sea really makes you appreciate the life of a landlubber. The sweet feel of stable ground beneath your feet.  The plethora of food options.  The aroma of nature. These everyday things can be sorely missed when you are isolated on a ship in the middle of the ocean!   The YWAM Ship, […]

Rescuing locals from a volcano

Our muscles were tense as the ocean spray hit, causing our clothes to become damper than we intended when we dressed that morning.  The perpetual bobbing of the watercraft nearly caused the lifejackets to take flight in the wind.  We were soaked.  How were we to know that we would be wading up to our […]

Serving God in the Pacific

The ways God works never ceases to amaze me.  He orchestrated the YWAM ship the Pacific Hope to be moved to the Caribbean months ago, and now there is a huge need for hurricane relief in the same area where ship is going. Through the continuation of developing the new ministry for training missionaries to […]

We’re knot all in the same boat…

Well, this was the last week of the School of Navigation and Seamanship, which means lots of “see you later” and “goodbyes.”  In YWAM though, it is rarely a forever goodbye.  The relationships I have made here, I believe, will stay with me for the rest of my life.  I am so excited to see where the […]

Commitment isn’t my strong suit….

Asking me to make a commitment is about as easy as giving a cat a bath. I loathe commitments. I always feel locked in, stuck, and claustrophobic by their restraints. Knowing my hate for commitments, I have decided to make one. This one is a two-year, nerve-wracking contract. I have decided, only through God’s guiding […]

New place. New people. New mission.

Darkness. Complete darkness. Not a scary or unknown darkness, but tranquil and sleepy. Then a noticeable rocking both to and fro, slowly increasing in intensity. Light flooding the pupils as eyes open, and the darkness fades. The realization that the world isn’t moving, but the wake from a departing ferry is causing the ship to […]