Columbia River Fall Yachting Surprises

This past fall I went down and visited one of the yachts plus one of the larger ships that comes up the Columbia River. What an awesome surprise! The yacht – Safari Spirit and the small ships that come into Clarkston were brimming with passengers that have had great experiences both with the great outdoors […]

Proclaim it in the distant coastlands…

Jeremiah 31:10 has always been a favorite of mine.  Using ships and boats for transportation and accomodation is rarely considered on Christian mission trips.  But, I have worked with some creative mission minded Pastors who have allowed me to create a fantastic way of chartering and using ships, boats and other vessels to access remote […]

Site Inspection of Cruise West Vessels

Early this spring before the ships went into service I was able to take a look at 3 of the ships that are used in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Washington and Oregon).  The vessels do serve the charter market well and I like how we can begin necessary voyages near some of the […]

Le Diamant (Formerly Song of Flower)

This elegant, small cruise ship is the one that we’re hoping and praying to use for Purposeful Africa in the fall of 2010. Rhonda Sand, owner of TMI Tours & Cruises and the founder of Purposeful Africa says, “It’s my favorite ship in the entire world because it is small enough to be intimate yet […]

Hope for the Orphans of West Africa

The numbers are grave. 11.6 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. The results are frightening. Orphaned children often remain uneducated because of a lack of educational resources. Many go without life and social skills they would have been taught by their late-parents. Most orphans face economic, social, and […]