As we get closer to July you will occasionally be hearing from the good folks at Inspiration Cruises & Tours as well as from your friends here at the MWS Group. We don’t think anyone gets more excited about these fabulous trips than we do!

Plans for this cruise are well underway and we have some amazing things in store for you. An expanded roster of youth activities, choir opportunities, devotions, new late-night activities and maybe even a unique version of The Newlywed Game involving Michael and Debbie are all in the works! Our good friends at Samaritan’s Purse will be with us, again, and we always look forward to blessing them for their tremendous work. 

We are also writing to let you be the first to know that our cruise is already SOLD OUT! Inspiration has changed the event website to say “Space is Limited – Call for Availability” to help create a Waiting List so we can fill any cabins that become available before we depart, but as of a few days ago, we are completely full! Congratulations for booking early!

On a more serious note we want to ask you to join us in prayer for one of our dear friends, Darlene Zschech. Darlene is a powerful worship leader and has been on our roster ever since we planned this cruise over a year ago. She and her family are great friends to all of us at the MWS camp. As some of you may know, within the past few months Darlene was diagnosed with breast cancer and, upon diagnosis, began immediate treatment. Knowing Darlene, we are certain that this will be yet another platform for her to draw others to Christ and to testify of His healing power and grace.

To focus most effectively on her treatment and healing it will be necessary for Darlene to be home in Australia at the time of our cruise. We, of course, understand and completely support this decision. We look forward to Darlene’s complete and total healing and look forward to hearing her testimony on a future cruise!

We are also excited that, in God’s provision, another dynamic singer-songwriter will be joining the cruise. Nichole Nordeman and her family will be spending the week with us and we couldn’t be more grateful. Her influential and passionate music will be such a great addition to our cruise.

Join Michael and our team as we not only pray for our cruise and all God has planned – but also please add Darlene and her family to your prayer list.

We so look forward to seeing you all in July. It will be here sooner than we can imagine. We can’t wait!

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See you all in just a few short months!


The MWS Team