We are finally getting back to normal. We waited six months to find the correct person to be our next Office Admin. I believe God has chosen the right person and we just needed to be patient—another reminder that God’s timing is perfect.
Speaking of timing, getting shipments out has been horrific! Ports around the world are opening and closing all the time. They close when there is no more storage available and open once they have room. Trying to schedule live loads and time the containers to arrive at the port in time to be loaded on to a ship is a tedious task. I’m glad that it’s not my responsibility to schedule all that. Our warehouse volunteers and loading crew have shown great patience as we rescheduled the Syria shipment 5 times over 20 days. Please keep our shipping partners in prayer that our containers make it to their destinations.
Our 25th Anniversary will be celebrated on Thursday, October 14th. Look for more information as we continue to plan for this momentous celebration.
We continue to send supplies to the Nazarene hospital in Kudjip. It’s hard to believe that our first shipment back in 1992 was sent to Kudjip. Currently, the medical supplies are driven over to Todd Winters in Medford, Oregon, and added to other items he has collected, then sent to PNG. We are thankful for the ongoing relationship and the ability to help the people of PNG.
Pictured is the first shipment. Only with God’s blessings and the continued support from you of both time and money could we be where we are today. Going from a closet to our ministry center today could only happen with God’s help. For all those that gave time, money, and items—THANK YOU!
On July 8th, we loaded and shipped a 40-foot shipping container headed to Guatemala. This shipment is headed for Transitions Foundation in Antigua, Guatemala. This foundation helps people with mobility issues.
The shipment included 201 wheelchairs, 154 canes, 93 pairs of crutches and various other medical equipment and supplies. This is our 7th shipment to Transitions Foundation since 2004.
On June 4th we loaded and shipped a 40-foot shipping container headed to Northern Syria. 100-degree heat in a metal box did not deter this group from getting the job done. This shipment is sponsored by Global Gateway Network and Multi-Faith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. This is the sixth shipment we have sent to Syria. We are currently working on sending a seventh within the next month.