One of the most exciting opportunities to serve with Friend Ships is by being a vital part of our home base. This is where it all begins and ends! Every mission, every outreach is birthed at PORT MERCY.
PORT MERCY in Lake Charles, Louisiana is Friend Ships home base providing a place for our ships, “Spirit,” “Integrity,” “Hope” and "MerSea" to receive care and maintenance between missions, load supplies and take on crew. Here we are building a port facility and a center for Christian outreach around the world. This is where the ships begin their mission voyages to many nations around the world. Volunteers with a wide range of skills are needed including skills in cooking, housekeeping, grounds keeping, office and ship repair. This facility provides support operations for “The Village” in Roatán, conducts all main office functions of the organization and is a base of operations for the Friend Ships U.S. food outreach, “Storehouse One.”