Helpful things for the mission

I “borrowed” this post from my mission partner’s blog.
After a comment about the price of coffee pot some have asked if possibly send us something. We found out that the best way to send something is Priority Mail directly to the Marion Home Post Office Box. Letters can be sent AirMail.

Our Address is:
Marian Home
PO Box 209
Castries, St. Lucia
West Indies,  00124

We have been blessed with so much here. There is so much that has been provided for, we even found an unused Kitchen Aid Mixer in the storage room the other day. Sister Annie said we could use it, what a blessing!
This list is a result of peoples expressed desire to help our mission work in some way practical and is mostly composed of things that would be nice but not necessary.


(which consists of a chapel, an old building which was a Secondary School, a large outdoor basketball court, a Daycare center, and Preschool, and our dwelling which is the bottom floor of the Carmelite Sister’s convent. As you can see a lot happens here)

TOOLS (they are non-existent, warn out or very primitive and they can be 110 volts, transformers are everywhere here. If you choose to send a tool it can be used) 

  • Wheel Barrow, wow is it warn out even with the repairs
  • A vibrator sander (a Dewalt is around $550 EC – approx. $220 US)
  • Wheels for the Dolly (some call them carts)
  • I will add to this list as I see things


  • Catholic Books to leave here as a library
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Catholic Bibles
  • Old Catholic Magazines


  • The most pressing need is a printer, we would love a used one. We are going to try to print up our thank you notes, the children’s home school lessons, songs, possibly our newsletter, and many other things. If you want to send this, send us an email please so we can see how easy ink cartridges are to get) No longer need this. We bought a laser printer from here since it was a good deal.
  • A used AT&T or T-Mobile phone (must have SIM card capability so we can buy a local SIM card), if you would be willing get it unlocked. They will not work with the local pay as you go sim cards and we will then have a local number. I had hoped to leave the world of cell phones for a while, but so many of our ministry contacts have them, even Sister Annie.We have since obtained local cellphones, one from a local benefactor here in St. Lucia, and one we bought.
  • size 4 disposable diapers (for Isaac)
  • School supplies
  • AA batteries
  • holy cards, rosaries, & pictures of saints
  • If you think something you think we might be able to use, contact me via email:


  • A coffee maker, coffee grinder (These are definitely wants) We obtained a coffee maker from a generous donor who shipped it to us from the states. THANK YOU! 🙂 But, it was wrapped in brown paper, was the only thing in the package, and there was no return address. So, stop being humble and let us know who you are so we can send a thank you card! 🙂
  • Computer Speakers
DONATING FUNDS FOR A SPECIFIC NEED?  Write on your donations slip or check or if you donate through PayPal type it into the special instructions line.
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6 thoughts on “Helpful things for the mission

  1. TracyC.

    I’m having a hard time with shipping the coffee pot bc it’s a PO box any ideas?

  2. You can try this instead:

    Marian Home
    attn: Sid Savoie
    Leslie Land Rd.
    Castries, St. Lucia, W.I.

    That’s the street address Sister Annie gave me. If you send it to the PO Box address, I’m pretty sure you would have to send it via postal service instead of FedEx or UPS. Thanks for the help! it’s much appreciated! Let me know if you have any other questions!

    God Bless!

  3. TracyC.

    Thanks we figured it out-Coffee maker and some other various supplies are on the way from Ga.!

  4. Tracy, thanks so much for your generosity! You have no idea how much we appreciate it. 🙂 But, for the life of me, I’m trying to figure out how you found my blog post. Your last name sounds familiar, so I’m think I may remember you as a family friend, but i’m not totally sure. Anyhoo, if you would also send an email to my personal address with y’alls street address, I’d like to send a thank you postcard from St. Lucia, as I do with all my other benefactors. I’d also like to add you to my mailing list so you can receive my newsletter updates in the mail. Again, thank you VERY much. Your generosity is such a blessing!

    God Bless,
    Sid Savoie

  5. TracyC.

    We are a CLAA homeschooling family, so really we found out about FMC from the Ecksteins. Our family is eagerly following and praying for the St. Lucia mission via yours and the Ecksteins blogs.

  6. praise the lord! 🙂 I relayed the message to the eckstines and they’re blessed by it. thanks so much for your support.

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