Greetings from the MV Ammari at Queen’s Wharf in beautiful Newcastle,
home to one of YWAM Australia's centres and thriving youth programs
YWAM-Youth Street. We are deeply grateful for the hospitality and
generousity we have received here from our host city. We have had over
5000 people tour the ship in the last three weeks, seen over $60,000
raised for the Overcoming The Impossible campaign, and received many,
many, generous donations of much needed equipment and supplies to take to
PNG. We were very pleased to announce at the breakfast fundraiser on
board last week, that we reached our fundraising goal to raise funds for
two operating tables and stools for our new clinic. By the time you
receive this letter we will have wrapped up our time in Newcastle and
arrived in Sydney.
Meanwhile, the MV Pacific Link sailed home to Townsville on Saturday
completing the 2014 outreach season in Papua New Guinea. When I look back
on the life of the Pacific Link, I am overwhelmed by what that little
ship has been able to achieve. When we received the ship in 2010, we
underestimated the impact the ship would have in the nation of Papua New
Guinea or the impact the nation of Papua New Guinea would have on us!
I’m pleased to report that we’ve helped deliver 249,952 health and
training services with the vessel over the past five years.
We have so many fond memories from the 2014 outreach season in PNG. My
heart goes out to little ones like Janet who you will have the
opportunity to meet in the newsletter below; a ten year old girl with HIV
is an inspiration to us to dream big! And help Overcome Impossible.
The MV Ammari will help to increase and expand our work. We will be able
to bring hope, meet more needs, and partner to overcome the impossible!
With the east coast tour continuing, we’ll make our final stop in
Sydney, berthed there for seven weeks. We are open for tours on weekends
from 1-4pm at White Bay Cruise Ship Terminal; raising awareness,
recruiting volunteers, and raising funds. We would appreciate it if you
could spread the word to your Sydney friends.
One of our goals in Sydney is to finalise the procurement of all
remaining much needed medical equipment for the medical out-fit of the MV
Ammari. Visit our website, www.ywamships.org.au
or call us on the MV Ammari on 0423 951 970 for more details.
Let's do this together, let's overcome the impossible!!
With Kind Regards,
Robyn and Ken Mulligan
This past month has been full of history-making moments between YWAM
Medical Ships - Australia (YWAM MSA) and Papua New Guinea.
After signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Oro Province
and the Milne Bay Province of PNG earlier this year, YWAM MSA’s current
vessel, the MV Pacific Link, was able to make history as it sailed into
both provinces for the first time.
Click here to read on.
Janet*, aged 10, lives with HIV/AIDS. She received antibiotic treatment
from YWAM Medical Ships - Australia (YWAM MSA) who were visiting her
village, in a remote part of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea...
Click here to read Janet's Story!