JERUSALEM CALL: November 9th & 10th we will be hosting here in Lake Charles the Jerusalem Call event. We look forward to an important, educational and inspiring conference. Our speakers will include Israeli officials and US leaders who stand boldly for Israel every day. They will brief us on the current situation in the region and suggest ways we can stand strong with our friend and ally. For more information please visit www.friendshipsisrael.com you may RSVP and reserve your seats. Please try to attend! There is no charge. Read more>>>
UPDATE: TDear Friend of Friend Ships:
As we prepare this report, we are looking forward to having a wonderful celebration with a group of Friend Ship friends, former crew and Sea Hawks, to commemorate a tremendous milestone. On October 2nd, it will be 30 years since the Lord gave us, without charge, a 5000 ton ship to fulfill the vision He had put in our hearts- feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, tell people about Jesus, and give Christians a place to serve without pay and without charge. Collect the surplus from our nation blessed by God and take it to people who desperately need it.
Today we continue to carry out this vision, having many miles under our feet. As we celebrate, there are two undeniable facts that eclipse all else. First, the Lord has and continues to amazingly, supernaturally, graciously and lovingly provide immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. We have been able to accomplish and be a part of more incredible events that we would ever have been able to dream. And through it all, our God has been there, never letting us down, always challenging us but always, always being there for us... Read more>>>
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: A reminder that on October 2nd, at Port Mercy in Lake Charles, Friend Ships will be celebrating our 30th anniversary of the date we received Spirit and the international ministry began. If you are a friend of Friend Ships, former crew or former Sea Hawk, please come and celebrate with us. We would like to know how many people to plan for and if you would like to spend the night or plan to come a week early to help us prepare for the upcoming mission. Be sure to RSVP and let us know what your plans are by emailing Colleen or calling our office at (337) 433-5022. See you there! Read more>>>
TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SEA HAWKS: Call now or email to see if you receiving applications for the August 31st intake, please email or contact us if you are applying. For more information about the Sea Hawks and to download the application, click here>>>
FREE EBOOKS NOW 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 the aftermath 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
AVAILABLE 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>>>