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Monthly Activity Reports

2023

Dec

Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for all you do each month, each year to help us carry on the work the Lord has assigned to us. It is invaluable! This month has been productive with StoreHouse One, the food outreaches from Lake Charles, Louisiana and in the South Bay of Los Angeles, California. Every day beautiful, healthy food is donated by local businesses and is distributed right away to people in need.

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2023

Nov

Dear Friends:

Thank you for your great help to Friend Ships throughout the year. We hope you had a blessed Thanks-giving and have a peaceful, enjoyable Christmas season. This month, the Sea Hawks graduated from their basic training, an important milestone in their year of service. Each one had friends and family attend the ceremony marking this special event.

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2023

Sep

Dear Friends:

Thank you so very much for all you continue to do for Friend Ships! It is such an honor to serve the Lord and advance His Kingdom. This month Friend Ships celebrates 38 years since God gave us the Spirit Ship. What an awesome journey it has been, all Glory to our great God!

StoreHouse One continues to grow and flourish. Each week, Open Door Biker Church, the Council on Aging, The Lord’s Place, Greater St. Mary’s and City of Rescue pick up food and distribute it to needy families, the elderly, the homeless and veterans in need. All incoming and outgoing food, absolutely free of charge. From Jesus with Love!

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2023

Aug

Dear Friends:

Thank you for all you continually do for Friend Ships! In late August, the Sea Hawk session began. The new recruits started training with orientation, basics of Christianity, physical fitness, and drills. In the first few weeks, they studied the Book of James and are working on memory verses, learned to ready their uniforms and rooms for inspection, worked on forklifts, building tents, and picking up, sorting, and distributing food out into the local community. There is so much more ahead in the exciting year to come!

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2023

Jul

Dear Friends:

Currently, we are preparing for the SeaHawk session that will start in late August at Port Mercy where students will have 12 weeks of basic training and then go to the Golan Heights of Israel where they will work with Friend Ships, study the Word as they tour Biblical locations, excavate historical sites and more.

We are also getting ready to present Disaster Relief Training in October.

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2023

May

Dear Friends:

Thank you for your loving support! It is so good to have you with us as part of our team.  This month we have been blessed to have a wonderful work group from Missouri State University who helped us with repairs to the office building and an RV that will serve as a home for returning long-term crew. The team organized incoming donations, improved the greenhouse, and helped with groundskeeping, including providing a new (to us) riding mower to lighten our work. We were doubly blessed to receive a donation of a second beautiful lawn mower, an awesome Dixie Chopper, from Pastor Dwayne Daigle of Church of the Promise in Iowa, Louisiana.

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2023

Apr

Our home base, Port Mercy is so valuable to our operations, providing safe moorage for our ships, offices, warehousing for cargo and equipment, and housing for our team. These past two years we have been slowly restoring the damage caused by a brutal hurricane season in 2020. This month, we were able to gravel the main road,  organize several containers, and carry on with routine maintenance and repairs…

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2023

Mar

We have been so blessed this month with donations of food and household goods that we have shared with community organizations. We are able to regularly provide food and supplies to local ministries helping the homeless and elderly and giving to several church food distributions giving aid to families in need of assistance.

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2023

Feb

In the Middle East, an opportunity has opened to work in Bethlehem, the very special city of Jesus’ birth. We are still determining all the details but are planning to invite church teams in to join us in helping…

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2023

Jan

This past month we have collected wonderful food from grocery stores and have grown produce in The Garden at Port Mercy. In addition to feeding our wonderful team, this food has been able to provide for ministries…

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2022 | Activity Reports

Monthly Activity Reports

2022

Dec

As we look back over the accomplishments of this year, we are so grateful to God and to our crew and support team for all that was accomplished. We were able to provide weekly food to several churches and organizations… 

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2022

Nov

Thank you for your continued love and support to Friend Ships. You are an integral part of our operations. These are exciting times to be serving the Lord! As my dearest friend and mentor, Agnes Numer would say, “Put on your running shoes. We have things to do, places to see, and children to feed!”

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2022

Oct

Friend Ships has started to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida. There is widespread need and although the government provides aid, there are generally devastated but overlooked areas in need. We look for churches to help those who are working in these areas. On September 29th, as the hurricane was still passing, we loaded out a trailer of hygiene supplies for police officers from Iowa, Louisiana who were headed out to help fellow officers in Florida.

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2022

Sept

As food prices are soaring, a long-time vision is unfolding here at Friend Ships to grow fresh vegetables for our local poor and needy and Friend Ships volunteers. We have been blessed with a commercial-size greenhouse to bring the vision to fruition.

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2022

Aug

Thank you so much for your continued support.  After completing our fiscal year and as we looked back over what we were able to accomplish in the past 12 months, it was such an encouragement!

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2022

July

This month we have been blessed to be able to contribute food and other items to several ministries that provide for people in need.

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2022

June

This month we have been blessed to be able to contribute food and other items to several ministries that provide for people in need.

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2020

Jan

Friend Ships 35 Great Years – From Jesus with Love!

Read about our 35 years of working in ministry and walking with the Lord in His love, mercy, and provisions. With the help of people like you willing to serve, give, and pray, we have been able to respond to God’s call and over the years, help hundreds of thousands of people.

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