The Downs Family Good Samaritan Shipping Ministries, Inc. was dreamed up behind James's shop where he was the lead technician for an exclusive yachting facility. After years in the marine industry, he felt the familiar tug on his heart to do more than just earn a paycheck. For years, James had been saying that he wasn't doing what he was supposed to be, but the thought never progressed further. He had never understood just what "it" was he should be doing. This time however, it was different and he finally had the "what."
The mission of the ministry built and grew and culminated into a vision on the back porch of James and Shawna's south Florida home. After months in prayer with their spiritual leaders, the Downses emerged with confirmation this was God's will for their lives and they began to step out in obedience and a whole lot of faith.
Good Samaritan Shipping Ministries has been partnered with Eleven22 since 2019!
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