Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wings for the Missionary

SS-10 “Wings for the Missionary” (13 episodes)
A strange dog, unexpected visitors and God's mercy all come together to make this an exciting adventure. Sailor Sam and his crew meet Jeff Cornell, a WWII flying ace who wants to start a missionary aviation ministry. Sam agrees to help but first he and Olie must get their pilots licenses. Sam is approved by the mission, but Olie is told he is “too old.” Tune in to find out how Olie responds to this disappointment and how Sam and the crew find out!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Haiti Relief

As you may have heard, Sam and his Porpoise crew went to New Orleans not long ago to help with the rebuilding after the terrible hurricane that destroyed much of that region. Now Sam is back in New Orleans but not to build or even bring supplies. Sam is there to pick up supplies to take to Haiti! Yes the wonderful Christian congregations in and around New Orleans have gotten together to send their own aid to the people of Haiti! And they have asked Sailor Sam to help ship that aid to the Haitian people. The folks in New Orleans know all too well the pains of such a disaster as Haiti's earthquake and want to help as best they can.
Sam will be part of a group of three ships carrying food, clothing, medical supplies, and Bibles to Haiti. Sam's and Hazel's knowledge of French will be a big help in Haiti. The kids and Olie are working hard to learn some basic French before getting to the island.

Sailor Sam: Oceanographer

Sam Stone, a.k.a. Sailor Sam, is described as a scientist, explorer, and expert sailor. That would make Sam a part-time oceanographer at the least in my book.
An oceanographer is a person who studies the ocean - things like the movement of the ocean floor (plate tectonics); attributes of the water (physical oceanography), its currents, temperatures, and chemistry; marine biology; and interactions between the ocean and the air. The term oceanographer originated with naturalists C.W. Thomspn and John Murray in their expedition on the ship Challenger (1872-76). John Murray became famous for his studies of ocean sediment. Oceanographers are important to shipping, the fishing industry, the laying of ocean cables, climate studies, and much more.
Sam has outfitted the Porpoise with its own lab and has the latest in sea exploration and observation equipment. Sam eagerly follows the work of Jacques Cousteau and his family's organizations. He also enjoys studying the work at the US Navy's Sealab, Tektite run by NASA and the Dept. of the Interior, and Aquarius run by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admin. Sam also knows of over 250 other wonderful institutions that study the ocean.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

SS-10 Wings for the Missionary

Sailor Sam and his crew meet Jeff Cornell, a WWII flying ace. Then, there is a strange dog aboard the Porpoise on this adventure. To complicate things, First Mate Ollie tries to earn his Wings only to be told he is too old. How is Ollie going to take this injury to his lifelong dream and to his pride? How can Sailor Sam and the crew help Ollie? And how does Jeff Cornell fit in? Whose dog is on board the Porpoise? Find the answers to these questions by listening to Sailor Sam, at 5PM. Monday through Friday on the Harbour Light of the Windwards!