Golf Tournament time

Our Golf for the World Tournament is coming October 9th 8am at IMG Academy Golf Course. It will not be any great surprise to someone who has golfed with me that I am not a very good golfer. I always say that I don’t really like golf, but I like the people I play with....

Truck Center Closed

About 3 years ago Anchor House, Inc. invested in a new ministry to truckers.  A Truck Center was set up outside the Port front gate.  It was a place truckers could get food, drinks, coffee, hot showers and a place to sit comfortably. Most importantly, it included Bill...

Vaccines for Seafarers

I have neglected this blog for 3months.  Here I begin again.     We had our Annual Banquet on May 7th; and then beginning May 10th, we began a journey of helping seafarers get vaccinated. On May 7th I believe I said something about ‘moving heaven and earth’ to get...

The Joy of Baptism

Occasionally a chaplain gets to go deeper with a seafarer and help them along a journey of faith.  Chaplain Trish and I were able to share this journey with Henrick recently; and on Saturday, April 24th, we baptized him in Tampa Bay. His joy was evident before,...

Family Visit

How wonderful when family living in the states can come to Anchor House and visit a seafarer who arrives by ship at Port Manatee. So many smiles and heartfelt exchanges. This happened last week. The special bonus was the visiting family shared their twin girls with...

Urgent Care

An agent from one of Port Manatee’s shipping companies walked in Thursday morning asking if we could take a seafarer with some chest pains to Urgent Care. I dropped what I was doing and then decided exactly where to take him. He was not horribly uncomfortable, but he...