MAST Global

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Advancing Medical Missions
Through Maritime Training

opportunity + Impact

Why Maritime Training?

Maritime ministry vessels operate to reach some of the most isolated communities globally and technical crewing is often the greatest and most commonly felt need. MAST Global provides technical training to maritime missionaries to advance their SEAMANSHIP and onboard SAFETY skills. This maximizes the operational effectiveness of the ministry vessel on which they serve, impacting more lives with health and healing services.

The Need for Training is Great!

Many isolated island communities struggle to receive basic services but ministry vessels bring medical aid, along with doctors, dentists and ophthalmologists offering primary health care, health promotion, preventative medicine and oral health, and to correct reversible vision loss and cataract blindness. Ships make this possible - they are a vital and necessary form of transportation to bring restoration and transformation to these remote locations. However, without a trained technical crew, these services are severely restricted.

The goal of MAST Global is to train an additional 300 maritime missionaries by Jan 1st, 2027, to deepen the quality and breadth of technical training within maritime ministries and aboard vessels reaching isolated island communities of the South Pacific and Madagascar.

This need calls for action. We are called to go with your help.

Sharing Our Experience
Help train more maritime missionaries, impacting those in need globally.
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What Others are Saying . . .
Ministry Leaders, Students, & MAST Partners
  • Captain Taylor Perez
    Unlimited Tonnage Master Mariner
    MAST Partner
    "Having sailed for 47 years, and still sailing as Master, I encourage you to partner with Matthew and Sherry as they work to fill a desperate need for a properly prepared and trained maritime crew. Maritime ministry vessels must meet strict international standards for training. The lives of everyone on board depend on it. Matthew has the ability, knowledge, passion, and gift for passing on his extensive practical and theoretical knowledge to those serving God through limited tonnage ship ministries reaching remote and isolated locations."
  • Charlene Calish MBA
    The Boeing Company (Retired)
    MAST Partner
    "My husband and I have supported the Baumgardners for many years and the word that I would use to describe them is a family of integrity. Matthew has personally trained our son in maritime mission work through YWAM. Our financial support gives us a front row seat to this great adventure and calling. We know our dollars will have an eternal impact because of our partnership with MAST Global."
  • Branden Sands
    Former Crew Member
    SY Next Wave
    "The world needs ship-based ministries, and those ships need seaman to run them. Matthew Baumgardner has mastered his skills and wants to share that with the next generation to continue the good work. His knowledge, wisdom, patience, passion, and teaching ability are rivaled by few. I greatly enjoyed his guidance and consider myself a better seaman because of it."
Ministry Partners
We are committed to training missionaries in advancing their seamanship and safety skills on whichever maritime ministry vessel they serve. It is a privilege to have worked with these ministry partners.
Supporting the Vision
We are grateful to these organizations and churches that support the vision of
equipping maritime missionaries to reach the isolated.

Help train a New Generation of
Maritime Missionaries

You can impact the lives of tomorrow's missionaries.
Your support helps future trainees build their skill set to serve on any ministry vessel they are called to.
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