It's Not Too Late to Register for 2012
Even though the early-bird registration date has passed, there is still time to join us in December! From the on-ship spiritual renewal to port mission projects there is sure to be something just for you. Rooms for three and four guests are filling up quickly, so now is the time to register if you are planning to room with someone.
My Personal Story on
Cruise with a Mission
By Hannah Marchok
The first time I heard about Cruise with a Mission, I was too young to go. For years and years I had wanted to go on a mission trip, and I had also wanted to go on a cruise. When I finally had the opportunity to go with Cruise with a Mission, I was really excited. However, the cruise left on the day that finals started at Southwestern Adventist University, where I am an elementary education major. After jumping through numerous hoops (including talking to professors who were a little skeptical of the cruise/mission trip idea) and taking all of my finals early, I was desperately in need of a break and a chance to relax. I had never been on a mission trip, or even out of the country before
(except to Canada), so besides being excited, I was also a little nervous.
Cruise with a Mission was a huge blessing to me. The break out sessions, worship programs, and time to fellowship re-fueled me after the hectic semester at school. It was especially refreshing to fellowship with other young adults who were going through some of the same struggles in ministries at their churches as I was in ministries at Southwestern. The mission projects at the ports were amazing, and I was amazed at how many people we were able to minister to in such a short time. The experiences I had working with the kids at the ports inspired me to seriously consider going as a student missionary to teach in another country for a year (still waiting to see where God will lead in that area), and gave me a new passion for missions. I hope to go on many mission trips in the future, and, hopefully, many more Cruise with a Mission trips.
2013 Cruise Destination Survey
In 2013 we are considering an Alaskan cruise. The good news is that there are amazing panoramic views, more wildlife, and a continued focus on missions service. An Alaska cruise is a bit more expensive, but worth it, if it's within your budget.
Please help us decide where to cruise in 2013 via this one question survey.
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From the Director
Greetings Cruisers! It’s just about 4 months until we’re all together on the ship. I’m desperately looking forward to meeting you all face to face, some for the first time and some in reunion. I think of the verse above, where Jesus sends 72 “workers” out before him to the places he was planning to go. I think about how as we go on and spend just a few hours in these ports and as we interact with the local populations that we are essentially joining the Lord in what he’s already planned for those communities. Right now you may know someone who not only can bless the communities we’re entering but who may also need the blessing of a vacation
with a purpose. In the next couple of days, I would like for you to think of someone who needs to be aboard the ship this year, and be bold enough to have that conversation with them about Cruise With a Mission and invite them to join you as we sail towards the “harvest”. May the plentiful harvest be blessed with plentiful workers. See you sooner than you think! - Fidi
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
- Luke 10:1-2