Global Martime Ministries
3635 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Update 06/03/2020 - please read
We are going out to do gangway visits at ships again today. Please pray for Global Maritime Ministries as we try to encourage seafarers who have not been allowed shore leave packages since March and some have had their contracts extended extra months due to the pandemic. We will be delivering care packs with personal care items, as well as Christian resources to them. If you would like to help us by donating items for our care packs, here is our Amazon wish list and items purchased with be delivered directly to our ministry center. https://a.co/ejwCBKo
Each summer, NCBA takes a team of 14-16 individuals to the Port Ministry at Global Maritime Ministries in New Orleans. During the stay, the team meets men and women from around the world as they are transported to the ministry center from the cruise ships.
Once the bus arrives with the workers, they come in the center and find a staff of volunteers who greet them with many different services. The center provides free internet, free wi-fi, free use of 12 laptops, free use of package pickup, free use of sending money grams, free meals, free Bibles and information (in their language), and free transportation to and from ships. Many seafarers have packages sent to the ministry center, and once they arrive, they pick up their packages. After opening packages, they can contact their families via phone, video, Facebook, text, and many other ways through free wi-fi at the center.
Our team of volunteers will have a meal prepared for them at breakfast time and lunch While the seafarers eat, the team will sit down and start talking with them. Most of them, although they are from around the world, could speak English. The team shares who we are and why we are there as volunteers. Most seafarers are always open to hearing about Christ and His so great salvation. For most of the seafarers, they are only at the center for one hour.
The ministry bus is available to run every hour, if needed, transporting seafarers from the ship and back to the ship. The bus will have a drop off at a major retail/grocery store going and coming back from the ships.
This is an amazing opportunity to do ministry work in our state. Global Maritime Ministries always needs volunteers. If you or your church would like to go serve, please contact them or us at the office and we will help you any way we can. Visit: .