Despite slowing winds, the “Starboard Crew” on board the Spirit of Bermuda returned to the island on Saturday [July 21] berthing in Dockyard a day earlier than originally scheduled having sailed back from Haiti. The “Starboard Crew” are part of the twenty seven Bermuda youth who embarked on a life changing journey to the Feed My Lambs Ministry Orphanage run by Bermudian, Phillip Rego, about 2 hours from Port au Prince, Haiti.
Members of the “Starboard Crew” included Margaret Daniels, Tisha DeSilva, Aquilah Fleming, Akera Furbert, Tour-Rae Hassell, Tre Jones, Dylan Moulder, Raemar O’Brien, Keenan Paynter, Cedtara Simons, Kawesi Smith, Gregory Trott, Tiara Wells and Daquan Williams.
Arriving at the airport today were members of the “Port Crew” [some pictured below], which are the trainees who left Bermuda on Spirit on July 2nd and sailed to Haiti. The Starboard Crew flew directly to Haiti on the 2nd, while the Port Crew sailed on Spirit of Bermuda. On July 12th, the two groups switched places with the Starboard Crew sailing back on the Spirit.
Members of the “Port Crew” included Ciara Burrows, Michae Burton-Schnull, Miles Dill, Torian Hill, Izrayel Hobbs, Seth Somner, Negasi Tucker, John Adcock, Adrian Faries, Kaijea Richardson-Hawker, Seth Wilson, Phillip Hutchinson and Rupert Lang. Chaperones on the mission included Gina Richardson, Stefan Burton-Schnull and Everton Dawes.
Some members of the Port Crew share some of their experiences:
While in Haiti the youth had a routine of waking up at 6:30 a.m., having breakfast and starting the day’s chores of caring for the orphans, washing clothes, washing dishes, preparing the banana patch for more planting and helping on the construction site of a school and clinic for the orphanage. Afternoon’s were filled with playing games with the orphans before enjoying a little rest and relaxation before dinner.
On board Spirit of Bermuda, trainees experienced the Foundation’s Character Development Program where they were responsible for sailing around the clock, cleaning the ship and participating in the educational components taught by historian, Dr. Clarence Maxwell. When going to and from Bermuda, Spirit of Bermuda stopped in Turks & Caicos and enjoyed learning expeditions relevant to Bermuda’s history.
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