How to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in this world is what New Horizons is all about. Please check out our website at We provide educational opportuinities for at-risk children in Southwest Florida. We are able to provide humanitarian aid to our Caribbean neighbors with our 68-foot cargo schooner, "Star of the Sea." The schooner is also used as a teaching tool for the "Call to Adventure" program that mentors young men at sea.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Haitian Celebration and Farewell

With the cargo hold empty and the schooner floating a bit higher in the water we made preparations for departure. The chef at Port Morgan, Alan, invited us to a paella dinner that he was making in our honor. A professional chef trained in Spain, Alan was not only the great host of our party but a master of the paella as well!! I was very excited as he mixed the conch, fish, shrimp, chicken, and vegtables. We hadn't eaten this good in 5 weeks and we were really looking forward to a great dinner. Zach returned from voluteering at Sister Flora's orphanage with tales of walking the distance of the island to Madame Bernard Village, pulling horses from the mud and spraying the compound with clorox. He caught a local boat back to Port Morgan just before sundown. It was a strange feeling to have such a lavish meal when you knew that people are suffering a short distance away. Port Morgan offered a much needed treat for the crew before the long sail back to Florida.

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