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UPDATE: Our team of crew and Sea Hawks have gone to the Carolina’s to help with water rescue in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence where extremely heavy rainfall is causing catastrophic flooding. After using the high water vehicle and boats to carry people from the flood area, the truck has moved to another town to do the same. Our team was able to bring out some horses by riding them out of danger. The helicopter has taken up the sheriff and reporters and is now up with the police chief who needed to check out a report. Click here for more information >>

Click here to donate or email to find out other items needed. If you would like to help with the Hurricane Florence recovery, please click here to fill out our online questionnaiare to be added to our Disaster Response Team. Once you sign up we will contact you when/if we are responding during times of need.
Port Mercy VolunteerVOLUNTEERS 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)

If the Lord leads you to be a part of this mission in 2018, there are many ways you can help Friend Ships. Click here, for more information

A new Sea Hawk session for young adults is starting in 2019. This will give students an opportunity to serve at Camp Ichay and help fill out our manpower needs with dedicated young Christians. Click here, for more information. Please fill out our online questionnaiare for more information on the Sea Hawk Program. We will get back with you with more information on the next start date.

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 Click here, for more information.

We are in need of doctors and other medical providers, along with site support workers to serve at the medical camp in the Middle East. Click here, for more information.

We continue to take donations of new underwear and warm socks, shoes, warm coats, blankets and linens 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 Friend Ships, let us know by calling (337) 433-5022 or lick here to email and we will do our best to send someone.

MOBILE APP: You can now get our free FRIEND SHIPS app on Iphone devices and on android from google play store. You can type in Friend Ships Unlimited in the search bar to find the app, then download. friend ships app 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 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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