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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Loading Cargo

With no rest for the weary the boxed food started arriving at 0800, courtesy of Morton Salt Bahamas who used their forklift to transport the food from the customs warehouse to the basin. With the help of a local youth who we shanghaied for the load in, we were able to stow over 300 boxes of food aid in just under 4 hours. With a final stop at the grocery store and a fond farewell to Brother Carl we were ready to leave for Haiti. A quick call to the missionary in Aux Cayes revealed a situation that had only gotten worse and I wasn't going to risk crew or vessel in the turmoil that had taken over that part of Haiti. I decided to wait for 24 hours to see if the problems in Aux Cayes would get any better and set sail for Molasses Reef on the south side of Great Inagua. We anchored in 40 feet of crystal clear water behind the reef, happy to be out of the surge basin!

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