January 16, 2014
After hearing of a 10 year commitment YWAM Ships Kona has agreed to make to serve the region of Micronesia President Christopher Loeak (right) of the Marshall Islands extended an official invitation (below) to YWAM Ships Kona to bring the s/y HAWAI’I ALOHA to his nation. Julie McLaughlin, Advance Director for YWAM Ships Kona, met with the President and several other cabinet members today to confirm the visit. Over the coming days the minister for the outer islands will open doors of protocol and welcome for YWAM Ships to ensure it’s successful visit April – June 2014.
The crew on board arrived this morning into Fanning Island with OBGYN Doctors, other medical personnel along with a Discipleship Training School outreach team on board. This is her second visit over recent months to Fanning Island. Captain Ann Ford and Director David Norris and their crew will continue to bring help and healing to the Line Islands through the end of March when the HAWAI’I ALOHA is due to reposition efforts to the Marshall Islands.