Our vision is to reach out to people living in remote places in Solomon Islands and beyond to bring the Gospel in word and in deed. We see Sailboats as a perfect tool for this. First we want to start with finished sailboats to gain experience and excitement for the vision. In the end we want to build boats and teach this skill to more people for a multiplication effect.
We have purchased the 38 ft Wharram Tama Moana from the Philippines at a reduced price. YWAM Solomon Islands paid half, and YWAM Solomons Support from Norway paid the other half. The boat is currently sitting in Andy Smith’s boatyard in Bohol, and we have just commissioned them to build an engine “pod” and reinforce the keels with hardwood, as well as securing a 9,9hp high thrust long shaft outboard engine. God’s faithfulness has been evident during these last months, and He has provided for our needs. Now we are planning the next steps leading up towards the splash which will hopefully happen by June 2022.
(Updated: 04 Dec 2021)
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