By Staff, Baptist Message
NEW ORLEANS/SHREVEPORT – Global Fest 2012, the annual fundraising effort for Global Maritime Ministries in New Orleans and Reserve, La., is to take place Sept. 28 at First Baptist New Orleans, and Oct. 13 at Calvary Baptist Shreveport.
“As a nonprofit, we must raise all the support needed to meet our financial obligations,” said Executive Director Philip Vandercook. “This includes ministry resources such as the seafarers’ centers and vans. It also includes Bibles, insurance, chaplains’ salaries, utilities and all the other resources needed to keep the ministry going on a daily basis.”
In the first seven months of this year, Global Maritime Ministries visited 60 ships, talked with 9,239 seafarers from 989 countries and 145 port workers, brought 3,115 seafarers to the GMM center, led in 228 evangelistic conversations and listened as seven people made professions of faith.