A Letter from our Captain
Pacific Hope's response to COVID-19 and efforts in the Bahamas
Dear friends and supporters,
With all of the craziness happening in the world right now, I want to brag on my crew a bit and share some incredible things happening with Pacific Hope in the Bahamas.
Currently, there are no church groups on board. There are no volunteer groups on board. The only people on board are 16 crew members dedicated to serving Pacific Hope and the people of the Bahamas. Captain Danny Lucerne is leading the efforts on the ship, as I am in Turkey working on another project for the ministry.
This weekend I got a call from the Bahamian government. They need help in the Abacos. Most towns in the Abacos still do not have water from September's hurricane, and now, the elderly must stay indoors. Most of the aid organizations helping with storm recovery have pulled out and the volunteers have gone home due to the Coronavirus.
My crew on Pacific Hope immediately acted on the call to help. They fired-up the ship's three water makers (turning salt water into potable water), pulled anchor in Freeport, and sailed 20 hours to Coopers Town. They hit the ground running and immediately deployed our three all-terrain vehicles and two trailers to deliver supplies to communities still recovering from the storm.
In the coming days, we will be working with the Bahamian government to start rebuilding village clinics, cleaning up debris, and assisting with health screenings.
I couldn't be more proud of my crew and their dedication to helping those in need. They are true heroes spreading the love of Christ during this crazy time in the world. All 16 crew members are listed below. Please keep them in your prayers.
Captain Marvin Wilson
Pacific Hope Global
M/V PACIFIC HOPE CREW:
David Cordova Resendiz
Zian de Kock