December 9-16, 2012 (Caribbean)
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TRIP SUMMARY

 

Trip Dates: December 9-16, 2012

Home Port: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ship: ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Ports: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Mahogany Bay, Honduras
Number on Trip: 73
Speaker: Ryan Simpson

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MISSIONS REPORT


On December 9, 2012, 73 from around the country joined together for the Center for Youth Evangelism’s 5th Cruise with a Mission; in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Pastor Ryan Simpson joined the 2012 cruise and shared daily worship thoughts. Pastor Simpson’s dynamic and personal messages encouraged young adults to get "On-board with God," despite the storms in our lives. Melody Ilacas, a young adult who attended the trip, commented that Pastor Simpson’s messages "reminded us that storms help to build our character."

During the missions aspect of the trip cruisers were offered diverse opportunities. Mission ports included Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Georgetown, Cayman Islands, and Mohogony Bay, Honduras. This year the group brought 100 gallons of paint with for three painting projects. Others options at port included light construction projects, landscaping and clean-up, as well as a Vacation Bible School option.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Port Coordinator: Vern Byrd

Site 1: Steer Town Primary & Junior High Schoool
Site 2: Painting at a local church
Site 3: Painting at a local church
Site 4: Fix screen doors in local senior center's office, visit with the residents
Site 5: Conduct a Vacation Bible School at Ferngrove Adventist School

Georgetown, Cayman Islands
Port Coordinator: Laura Becker

Site 1: Grounds clean-up at Bonaventurie Boys' Home
Site 2: Help with building foundation for single mother's new home, curcurrently under construction.
Site 3: Assist daycare workers with children at NCVO's Miss Nadine’s Pre-school, assist with projects at Pine's Retirement Home, Jack and Jill Nursery, and Thrift Shop
Site 4: Dental and anti-bullying seminars at Cayman Academy. Vacation Bible School
Site 5: Assist with West Bay Church, currently under construction

Mahogany Bay, Honduras
Port Coordinator: Randy Griffin

Site 1: Flower's Bay Church - Drywall work, painting, Vacation Bible School
Site 2: West End Church - Painting church and Sabbath School rooms
Site 3: French Harbor Elementary - Dental clinic

OUR SPEAKER


Pastor Ryan Simpson hails from the beautiful, tropical Island, of Jamaica. He is the first born of identical twins. He began his ministry in the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventist. He served the East Jamaica Conference, for over seven years as Pastor, and then later as the Youth Ministries & Communication director. He has been serving in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists since October 2008. He started in the Bermuda Conference as Personal Ministries Director, and later as the Youth Ministries and Pathfinder Director. Currently he serves as the Associate Youth & Family Ministries Director for the Southern New England Conference, headquartered in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

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BREAK-OUT PRESENTATIONS


In 2012 we had 3 break-out presentations:

Melody Ilacas
Fidi Mwero
Theresa Skipper presented "Called & Chosen: Daily Outreach"
 

Leadership TEAM

 

Ron Whitehead
Pastor Ron Whitehead
Executive Producer
 
Richard Parke
Richard Parke
Producer
 
Fidi Mwero
Fidi Mwero
Director
 

 

Edward Teh
Edward Teh
Assistant Director
 
Vern Byrd
Vern Byrd
Missions Director
Operations Manager
Shiphrah Fepulea'l
Shiphrah Fepulea'l
Worship Director
 

 

Janelle Johnson
Janelle Johnson
Community Building Director
 
Melody Calla
Melody Calla
Medical Director
 
Chris Swagerty
Chris Swagerty
Dental Director
 

 

Melody Ilacas
Melody Ilacas
Marketing Director
 
Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Onboard A/V Coordinator
 
James Ho
James Ho
Photography Coordinator
 

 

Theresa Skipper
Theresa Skipper
Vacation Bible School Coordinator
 
Ron Herr
Ron Herr
Finance Manager
 
Jessica Lillie
Jessica Lillie
Office Administration
 
Brian Syfert
Brian Syfert
Onboard Emcee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Downloads


Download your copy of the group photo or view our 16-page, full color onboard magazine program.

Magazine Group Photo
 

Sponsors


Center for Youth Evangelism, Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists