Note from the CWM Director
Greetings to everyone, cruisers and all.
As the days tick closer to December 11, it is harder and harder to contain my excitement. I want to make new friends and it will be awesome to see all you returning cruisers from previous years. I praise the Lord that you have chosen to dedicate some part of your holiday season to try something different when it comes to spending time abiding in Jesus and time in service for God's kingdom. Our theme this year is "Found at Sea". As the days for CWM 2011 grow closer, I invite you to begin your search now. What does that mean? It simply means begin preparing your heart for what God is going to do for you, and to you, on board the Ryndam and while in port. Begin preparing your heart to be found by a God who is always searching. As we spend time on the "far side of the sea" (Psalm 139:9 NIV), may we allow God to "begin a new work" in us (Phillipians 1:6).
1. The ship is about 90% full, according to Holland America.
2. You still have until Nov. 11 to register, but the room pickings are getting slimmer!
Honduras Port Director
We are excited to have Enrique Báez-García as our port director for Honduras. He is working hard with Vern Byrd to coordinate our mission activies in Honduras.
Enrique Báez was born in the Dominican Republic and is an ordained Minister of the SDA Church. He has earned a BA in Theology from Dominican Adventist University, an MBA in Leadership from Montemorelos University and a Master of Arts in Religion from the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He has also studied Biblical and Modern Hebrew at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has participated in archaeological excavations in Jordan and traveled abroad to the Middle East and Europe.
Remember to bring your passport. It takes time to get one, so do it soon!