Seafarers visit First Baptist

Members of the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association visit the First Baptist Church. - Photo: Eziethamae Bodden

Members of the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association visited the First Baptist Church on Aug. 28.

Association President Capt. Owen Farrington gave a brief address, remembering the church’s kind offer to host the Association’s first remembrance service on Sept. 11, 2001. First Baptist later offered its choir loft for the association’s meetings until a new home could be found, because it had space to hold all the members.

“We have over a thousand members, many of whom are getting up in age and some are sick, but we are bound by our promise to help them whenever they need help,” said Mr. Farrington.

The seafarers publish a calendar and hold an annual raffle to raise money for their activities supporting the less fortunate.


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  1. We Caymanians owe a debt of gratitude to these seafarers who made their living going to sea for many months and sometimes years at a time. These men set the example of what hard work and dedication to family truly means. Unfortunately the younger generation does not seem to appreciate where these three Islands have come from and it is now an ‘every man for himself and God for us all’ mentality which has ebbed its way into our society.

    I would just like to take a few lines to express a heartfelt thanks to all those brave men who took to the sea when there was no other way to support their families and in doing so made these Cayman Islands known for its warm and friendly people.