Wilmington native Tracy Crowley recently jumped aboard a luxury cruise ship bound for Belize with a suitcase filled with two dozen calculators and several boxes of pencils, rulers and toothbrushes. That’s because Tracy and five other women from Wilmington, Bethany and towns in Maryland signed up to participate in a Mission Ships program — a regular cruise ship with a twist. The Mission Ships community travels to locations around the world sharing the Gospel aboard the ship and doing good works in the communities they visit. Their trips are well-planned, and needy non-profit organizations eagerly look forward to their visit. Tracy and her team stocked up on desperately needed supplies for orphans at the Liberty Children’s Home in Belize. Tracy, who shares her story with us, begins by rounding up support from family and friends, filling her suitcase with donations, and making an e-mail list to stay in touch.
We are in the middle of the ocean. It is so rocky and windy I feel like we are surfing. Kim – you would be curled up in little ball weeping. Glad you stayed on land!
Tomorrow we hit the ground running and go to the Liberty Children’s Home in Belize.
Thank you all for your generosity!
You donated $770 yes you read that right AND….
7 boxes of pens (168 in total)
30 boxes of markers (360 in total)
42 boxes of colored pencils (1008)
5 boxes of pencils(123)
9 flash drives
23 pencil pouches
12 back packs
9 pairs of shoes
10 bottles of shampoo
144 toothbrushes- thank you Dr. Nista and Dr. Greeley!
We just packed all the donations from everyone on our tiny rooms and have 8 backpacks and 5 bags filled to capacity with toys, crafts, school supplies, markers, face paints and your love and care. Wish us good luck!!