Saturday, 25 of October of 2014

SAIL Previous Years


SAIL 2010. . .Backpacks of donations for women’s job training classes, school supplies, children’s clothing/shoes, crafts supplies for CAM, handicap grab bars.

the east side of the island

A tour of the island included the east side

2010 SAIL Participants

2010 SAIL participants enjoy the sand

Visiting VIDA Abundante

SAIL members visited VIDA Abundante

SAIL donates walkers to CAM school

Children at NUAFA love to have visitors


  • Island tour of east (wild) side of the island with beach stops & shopping
  • Brief stop to view kitchen construction for family of Jose, a child with severe disabilities
  • Lunch at Cameron Dorado with Pastor Mariela & local volunteers
  • Visit Vida Abundante (Abundant Life) Christian Outreach worship center; Share impact of Bible Blessings ministry and daily devotions
  • Tour NUAFA daycare and see projects from women’s sewing classes sponsored by SAIL
  • Visit CAM classes for young children with disabilities; see children use walkers from 2009


SAIL 2009. . . Backpacks adorned with puppets, children’s walkers, portable sound system for Christian Outreach, supplies for NUAFA & CAM

Exterior of new NUAFA Facility

Exterior of new NUAFA facility

Exterior of NUAFA

Tour transportation by local volunteers

Puppets donated by SAIL

Donated puppets used by local pastors

SAIL donates walkers to CAM school

Children's walkers donated to CAM


  • Tour NUAFA’s new rental facility; visit daycare; present donations to pastors
  • Tour CAM crafts & woodworking workshops for young adults with disabilities
  • Lunch & music fellowship at Pescadaria San Carlos with local pastors & volunteers
  • Relax, swim, snorkel at PalMar (private beach club)/Shopping

SAIL 2008 . . . 80+ bags of donations; many didn’t make it off the ship due to a “snafu” with Customs but were brought to the island throughout the year

2008 SAIL Logo

This was the SAIL Logo for 2008 Cruise

Exterior of NUAFA

NUAFA Prior to Current Location

NUAFA Interior

Interior of NUAFA / Playing guitar

SAIL Presenting $$ to NUAFA

SAIL Presenting $$$ to Eloisa and Candi

  • Small group tours of NUAFA, visit Cruz Roja (Red Cross), present donations
  • Sponsored Community Service Project at Las Fincas to benefit families living in poverty
  • Lunch at Parilla Mision with community representatives and host volunteers


SAIL’s 5 goals for the initial visit to NUAFA in January 2008 had immediate and long-term impact:

  • Benefit children & families in need (immediate & emergency help): $150 donation was used to make 10 emergency food packages for destitute families. New clothes for 30+ daycare children were distributed to families throughout the year.
  • Enhance quality of childcare (intermediate term impact): Donated water storage tank provided needed capacity following installation of running water; $500 for daycare food increased the nutritive value of meals for 5 weeks; food preparation equipment helps feed daycare children; educational resources, dual-language puzzles, toys, and art supplies provide learning activities; a printer/copier and supply of ink allowed NUAFA to help families apply for children’s food “scholarships”; $1,000 donation allowed NUAFA to move to a larger location in October 2008.
  • Support job skill development (long term impact for women, their families & community): Sewing, baking and beauty salon supplies were used in classes/job training for women to help them support their families.
  • Develop a relationship with NUAFA for potential ongoing mission partnership: SAIL’s commitment to provide operating expenses of $175/month for a year enabled NUAFA staff to focus on supporting families. SAIL has continued this ongoing support to date!
  • Gain cross-cultural understanding of Mexican family life & values while sharing love of Jesus Christ: SAIL donated 9 Spanish bibles . . . Who knew this treasured gift would soon grow into the Bible Blessings ministry?

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