by Kevin Walker and Susan Huppert, NAMMA Seafarers’ ministries all over the world have been deeply involved in caring and advocating for seafarers caught in the COVID-19 Crew Change Crisis, from which many touching stories have emerged in the last year.
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Hurricane Ida unleashed havoc on Southeast Louisiana, August 30, including the Global Maritime Ministries centers in New Orleans and the River Parishes locations. According to Executive Director Rev. Philip Vandercook, the River Parish ministry center sustained major
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Business leaders, advocacy groups and social welfare agencies gathered online to celebrate a year of successful service to seafarers amid challenges and uncertainties. The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) 2021 Conference, “Leading and Learning through Uncertainty”
NAMMA Conference 2021 Introductory Remarks - August 10, 2021 Deacon Paul Rosenblum, President, NAMMA Good morning. It is a great pleasure to see you all today and welcome you to our annual conference. Certainly, I would rather be speaking to you in
https://youtu.be/O-PeW2c15Nc Participants at the NAMMA Conference 2021 explored the challenges of self-care for chaplains and staff of maritime ministries. In times of uncertainty, a common challenge is our ability to care for our own health, or self-care. Self-care should be a
Seafarers' welfare leaders gathered online on August 10 for the first day of the annual NAMMA Conference. Taking place online for the first time in NAMMA's history, the event brought together 75 registrants and speakers from seafarers ministries and maritime
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Invested partners organizing vaccinations of seafarers are committed to success. Following more than a year of random pandemic challenges, the synergy is clear among U.S. seafarers’ welfare groups, logistic teams, global advisors and others who simply care.
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Understanding the significance of seafarers as key in a global market is increasing as new organizations join efforts to vaccinate the world-wide workers. Approximately 1,700,000 seafarers, on internationally trading merchant ships have struggled through the pandemic for