Dive In - The Water's Great
Update from Caleb Sylvester Regarding the Emergency DC-3 Relief Flight
Arthur's Town Cat Island, September 1, 2011 - - As I ride back in the DC3 from Cat Island I want to get my thoughts down. Not because I will forget, but because I saw so much in such a little amount of time and I need to get it down on paper to process it all. Never in my life have I witnessed such a resilient people as Cat Island natives. They went from having very little to having almost nothing. Everyone had a smile on their face as we greeted each other as old friends. Each one greeting me with the same four words “thank God for life!” The pictures tell part of the story, but nothing can make the smells, the scenes of devestation and the clouds of mosquitos come to life. As I write this I am still scraping dead mosquitos off myself.
Cat Island Mission Trip 2012 Now Full
Praise God for 46 members of this year's Cat Island mission trip team. Please pray for our team as we minister on Cat Island from July 5-22nd.
2010 Mission Trip Video
This is the video from our recent mission trip to Cat Island. We went with Remote Island Ministries (remoteisland.org), which is a ministry of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Ft. Pierce, FL. This year was our 8th year taking a short term team to the island. We were there for one week, and had 32 team members which included 5 full families (yes we bring children on the trip - this year we had 2 infants)!
It has come to our understanding that some people have become confused about any affiliations Remote Island Ministries has with the Old Bite Mission Home in Old Bite, Cat Island. The Old Bite Mission Home is an orphanage that primarily operates via government funding, but also relies on some private party donations. They typically have 8 to 14 children living at the home, and do a wonderful job with the children.
Remote Island Ministries has no direct affiliation with the Old Bite Mission Home. While our mission trips have coordinated day outings to the home in the past, working with or helping the home has at no time been the primary outlet for our mission efforts on Cat Island. As a result, any gifts or coordinated efforts to help the home should be directed to the Old Bite Mission Home as Remote Island Ministries is not able to receive gifts designated toward the home at this time.
Check out this old news clip from 1939 when President T. Roosevelt visited Cat Island on a fishing trip.