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

Sister Flora Orphanage

When I told Didier about the cargo we had aboard he couldn't believe his ears. The Sister Flora Orphanage in a neighboring village was without food because of the violence on the mainland and they had been praying for an answer to their problem. Sister Flora feeds over 400 children and has taken in over 60 special needs children with either physical or mental handicaps. These handicap children are the throw away children in this culture and would be left to die if not for Flora's efforts. We waited for the boat from the orphanage and did not tell anyone else about our cargo because of security concerns, everyone was hungry and we didn't want a mob to form. At 1530 a large panga style boat pulled up and we quickly loaded two tons of food aid aboard. The panga crew promised to return the following morning for another load. We ate dinner aboard and locked ourselves in for the night.

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