Captain’s Blog

September Newsletter 2021

We have been making connections with local churches.  Here we are sharing how the Churches in New England, at the request of Henry Obookiah, sent the first missionary ship to Hawaii just over 200 years ago.

Isaiah 58: 12 (my paraphrase) Your people will rebuild the ruins. You will be called repairer of the broken walls, restorer of dwellings. 

Since the beginning of the year God has shown us that the restoration of the Pacific Star reflects the restoration He does in each of our lives.

Sometimes you have to cut out the bad parts to make the vessel stronger.  This photo does reflect Progress!

Miracle of the new Sails

Just last week, through some “random” conversations, we found 3 brand new sails for the Pacific Star that had been stored in a “sail locker” at the Hinckley Boat Yard.  The crew had the chance to inspect each of the sails and found them to appear brand new and ready for use  with our roller furling systems.  
We have also connected with a former Captain of the boat who will help us walk through all the systems on board.

Peace in the process

As you can imagine, this project can be overwhelming at times.
God continues to give us daily encouragement as we trust in Him. This photo was taken on the walking path along the Bristol Harbor that is just a 2 minute walk from the house which we have as a short term rental.

Prayer Requests
Philippians 4:6&7  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Please join me in praying for:
A safe and successful School of Navigation and Seamanship.
God to bring all the right people to work on the Pacific Star.
Housing and transportation for the volunteer work team.
Connections with the Christian and Maritime communities in New England.
Funding for safety equipment and operating expenses.
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Sam Gary from Rigging Hawaii came to inspect the mast and rigging.  The mast is 110 feet long.  This photo helps you gain perspective as the team working at the far end looks very small.

I had a visit from Tara.  She is a former student of the School of Navigation and Seamanship (SONS).  She went on to learn how to drive the Atlantis “tourist” submarine in Kona and now works as a Mate on a Super Yacht that was moored nearby.

Please pray for our next SONS which will start Here in Rhode Island on September 16.  In addition to learning how to sail and Navigate these students will get experience with all aspects of running a Ship Equipped Ministry.


Did you watch this video about Flotilla yet? Check it out.
I have a friend who watches it often to stay encouraged.

We have been visiting different churches in area and sharing our vision for Outreach in Micronesia. After visiting the Portsmouth Abbey, Brother Joseph invited us to climb to the top of this turbine on their property.  160 feet straight up!  The view was worth the pain in my arms for the next 4 days.

We also attended the Greek Orthodox Church.  During the Children’s teaching, Father Aaron told the children that Jesus had a Grandmother, the mother of Mary, named Anna.  I told my grandchildren they are just like Jesus.  Jesus had a Grandma Ann.

We have a small team of hard workers on the Pacific Star right now.  The team is enjoying occasional hands on experience sailing on a J-22 out of Sail Newport.

Prayer Requests Please join me in praying for:
A safe and successful School of Navigation and Seamanship.

Finances, crew and safe travel for the Medical Ship YWAM Liberty to move forward with outreach in Papua New Guinea.
Strategy for YWAM Ships Kona to move forward with a vision for a “Flotilla” of privately owned boats to serve in isolated islands.

Wisdom as we move forward in preparing the Pacific Star for voyaging to Micronesia.

Operating funds for the voyage.

Safety and protection as Hurricane Henri us expected to make landfall in New England. Please let me know how I can be praying for you .
 Aloha,  Captain Ann

August 2021 Newsletter