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A Cameroon Story: funding for Emmanuel Ambassa

Ambassa Onboard

It is a pleasure to provide an additional digital space and boost to my fellow Mercy Ships     “Crew mate” : Emmanuel Ambassa whose personal journey is inspiring and worthy of both your attention and generosity.

Imagine a father in Cameroon (Central Africa) passing away suddenly and leaving behind ten children and a loving wife. Your whole world stops: laughter ends, long talks with dad cease, and all income is immediately depleted.

This is his personal story.

I am Emmanuel Ambassa, the eldest child of Tabakou Maurice who was a proud man who worked diligently to take care of his family prior to his untimely demise. Now, the responsibility of providing for our family is left to me.

In preparation, I have already obtained the necessary education: a bachelor of science degree from Regional Maritime University See the source image(Marine Engineering) and additionally immersed myself into serving God through missions work with Mercy Ships onboard the Africa Mercy vessel currently docked in Dakar, Senegal.

I began my role with Mercy Ships in December 2018 (Guinea, Conarky) as an “Engine Hand” which is an important role in the daily operations of the ship. In 2019, I was promoted to an “Engine Rating.”

Funding Missions Work

As a missions volunteer, I must pay to serve. It sounds unique, but most missionaries sustain themselves through the generous funding of people just like you who believe in either our non-profit organization or church.Image result for mercy ships logo

Mercy Ships is a global, faith-based charity operating the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world whose primary mission is to follow the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor.

For 40-years, Mercy Ships has provided free, world-class healthcare to developing nations along the coast of West Africa.  As mentioned, the Africa Mercy is currently docked in Dakar, Senegal through June 2020.

Click here to donate to Emmanuel’s fund!

The Passion Pursuit

See the source imageMy father’s death changed me in monumental ways. Growing up, I was always passionate about machines and derived great pleasure from fixing things and studying the way they work.

While I wasn’t sure how to transfer these interests into a career, Mercy Ships provided a feasible inroad for me to join the maritime industry and gain invaluable experience while  also giving back. In order to continue this path,

I must raise $12,000 in funding to continue my service through 2020. 

Click here to donate to Emmanuel’s fund!

Miracles have kept me afloat through my university studies and the duration of my first field service. I’ve been blessed to witness God provide for me through different people and in ways I never could have imagined.  My passion is solid, my faith is strong, but my coffers are near empty, so this financial appeal is crucial.

Godly Purpose and Goals

I am very passionate about my personal mission at Mercy ships and hope you will help me fulfill this mission. Further, I strongly believe God is using this period of my life to teach me how to be selfless and always think of others. Image result for Godly purposeMy intent is to volunteer at Mercy Ships through 2020, then obtain a job as a marine engineer in Cameroon to help my family members attend university and accomplish their dreams.

Long term, I intend to open a training workshop where I can  help train less privileged children to develop skills they can then utilize to contribute to society and provide for themselves and their families. This is economic empowerment, and this is a big part of who I am.

Hope.jpgPlease, can you help me fulfill this mission?

I must raise $12,000 in funding to continue my service through 2020. 

Click here to donate to Emmanuel’s fund!

These funds will help pay my monthly crew fees, required medical insurance, hygiene/clothing/miscellaneous monthly costs, cross-country travel, gifts/offering/tithes.

Thank you in advance for your gift and willingness to sow a seed into my dream, advancement of my career, and the Mercy Ships mission.

Blessings always,

Emmanuel Ambassa

Note: By sponsoring a volunteer crew member today, you will become a valued partner — a Crewmate! As a Crewmate, you are helping make a lasting impact on the people of Africa. By supporting a crew member, you are a part of bringing even more hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Your commitment to support this dedicated volunteer will help transform lives through surgical intervention, medical capacity building, and community development. Thank you for making a difference with your gift today!

Ambassa in control room

Penny Dickerson 2019

Although I am currently serving with Mercy Ships, everything communicated here strictly reflects my personal opinions and is neither reviewed nor endorsed by Mercy Ships. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Mercy Ships. Further, Emmanuel’s bio is not an extraction from any original Mercy Ships material.

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