CAT ISLAND – BAHAMAS

 

www.remoteisland.org

 

We have been sending our youth to Cat Island for several years on a missions team with Ft. Pierce Alliance.  Hurricane Irene, a category 3 storm, went over the island causing flooding and devastation to the churches and homes.  They are in need of water, power and food.

Missionary Flights International in Ft. Pierce is flying supplies to the island.  An organization is donating 80,000 lbs. of food and water but $4,000 is needed to ship it.  If you would like to help, please designate “Bahamas” on your offering envelope or check.  The Church Board met and immediately sent $1,500.

 

Cat Island 2010 Mission Trip from Dan Pennell on Vimeo.

This is the video from our recent mission trip to Cat Island. We went with Remote Island Ministries (remoteisland.org), which is a ministry of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Ft. Pierce, FL. This year was our 8th year taking a short term team to the island. We were there for one week, and had 32 team members which included 5 full families (yes we bring children on the trip – this year we had 2 infants)!

Important Clarification

It has come to our understanding that some people have become confused about any affiliations Remote Island Ministries has with the Old Bite Mission Home in Old Bite, Cat Island.  The Old Bite Mission Home is an orphanage that primarily operates via government funding, but also relies on some private party donations.  They typically have 8 to 14 children living at the home, and do a wonderful job with the children.

Remote Island Ministries has no direct affiliation with the Old Bite Mission Home.  While our mission trips have coordinated day outings to the home in the past, working with or helping the home has at no time been the primary outlet for our mission efforts on Cat Island.  As a result, any gifts or coordinated efforts to help the home should be directed to the Old Bite Mission Home as Remote Island Ministries is not able to receive gifts designated toward the home at this time.

Thank You.

  • About the Island
  • Cat Island Landmarks

Cat Island

Untainted by tourism, there is much to be discovered on Cat Island in The Bahamas Out Islands.

About 130 miles southeast of Nassau and Paradise Island near the Tropic of Cancer lies Cat Island. Explore uninhabited cays and hidden coves, attend a regatta, go on a shark dive, or hike a nature trail. Cat Island provides a year-round tropical beach vacation adventure.

Divers like the coral reefs and blue holes, walls, caves and shipwrecks. Shark dives, dolphins, and stingrays are all part of the experience. While veteran divers know their way around the ocean floor, guides always are around to help beginners experience life under the sea.

Cat Island, Bahamas, is a fishhook-shaped island only 48 miles long and four miles across at the widest part. Yet, it offers plenty to do and see. Cotton plantation ruins are scattered around the island. The remains of slave huts dating back to the 1700s and Arawak Indian caves can be explored. Cat Island also prides itself on producing The Bahamas’ finest rake ‘n scrape music and holds an annual festival dedicated to it.

Mount Alvernia is the highest elevation in the country at 206 feet above sea level. The hill served as the hermitage of Father Jerome Hawes, who settled on The Bahamas island in 1939, where he built a miniature monastery and hand-carved steps out of solid rock.