Friend Ships Unlimited - Sea Hawks - Good Neighbor project, Camp Ichay

Friend Ships Unlimited

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Friend Ships is in need of full time and part time staff (no pay, no charge) with the following skills: All areas of maritime (including Deckhands, engineers and stewards), Food service, Mechanics, Office, Grounds Keeping, House Keeping, Construction, Welding, Media, Driving, Fitness Instructors. Looking for a life of meaning and real purpose? Consider Friend Ships. Matthew 6:33 "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (NLT) Click here, for more information.

Interested in serving on the current mission at Camp Ichay in Israel/Syria Click here, for more information.

Interested in serving with Friend Ships at Port Mercy, in Lake Charles, LA Click here, for more information.


If the Lord leads you to be a part of this mission in 2018, there are many ways you can help make Friend Ships even more effective at Camp Ichay. For more information on any of these items, email

• A new Sea Hawk session for young adults is starting in February. This will give students an opportunity to serve at Camp Ichay and help fill out our manpower needs with dedicated young Christians
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• We are seriously in need of doctors, in particular, but also other medical providers, and willing people, in general, to work at the site
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• Our budget for the mission is $20,000 a month and we have a list of equipment we would like to purchase that can be obtained for $150,000.

• We continue to take donations of new underwear and warm socks, shoes, warm coats, and blankets at Port Mercy- 1019 N. First Avenue, Lake Charles, LA. 70601.

• If your church would like someone to come and talk to your congregation about opportunities at Camp Ichay, let us know by calling (337) 433-5022 or emailing and we will do our best to send someone.

• Our staff at Port Mercy in Lake Charles, LA who work to support this and all Friend Ships missions is in need of cooks, mechanics, office workers, warehouseman and maritime personnel
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TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SEA HAWKS:The Sea Hawks program is for young men and women between the ages of 18-25. It is designed to develop an extraordinary elite force by building character spiritually, mentally and physically while being trained and participating in domestic and international relief missions.

Friend Ships is offering a special Sea Hawk session in Israel.  Starting February 5, 2018, spend 8 weeks in boot camp at Port Mercy in Lake Charles, Louisiana. After successfully completing boot camp, have the option to Serve the war victims of Syria while studying the Bible and exploring Israel by spending 10 months at Camp Ichay at the Israel/Syria border (or to remain serving at Port Mercy in Lake Charles, LA for 10 months). 

Sea Hawk recruits are responsible for airfare from Houston Texas to Tel Aviv Israel (approximately $800-$1200) Please click here to email us any questions and we will get back with you as soon as possible. Click here to download the Sea Hawk Application.
LATEST UPDATE: So many people in the US and around the world are now suffering from the effects of natural disasters and war. Hurricanes and floods in Texas, Florida and throughout the Caribbean; earthquakes in Mexico, civil war in Syria and even the threat of volcanic eruptions in Bali. Read all about it, click here.Part 2, Jesus & CompanyAVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: We have "Jesus & Co., Part 1" and The "Jesus & Co., Part 2" Books or audio available to purchase. For more information and how to order, click here>>>FREE EBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE: Friend Ships has made available four E-books for free download at Smashwords. "Why Give" is a review of the many scriptures in the Bible that tell us how God wants us to respond to the needs of the poor, what He Himself does for them and what rewards there are for this service. "How to Provide Food for People in Need" gives guidance on starting and operating a food distribution program, detailing what we have learned in our thirty years of collecting food and distributing it here in the U.S. "From Jesus With Love" is a basic introduction to relief missions for youth and "Ready Response" outlines possibilities and what to consider when taking a team to help in theaftermath of a disaster. We hope these books will be a blessing and encouragement to people who would like to work in relief missions. By Don & Sondra Tipton

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