How to send us Mail/Packages:

Nick & Dianna Cash/ Crew Mail
PO Box 2020
Lindale, TX 75771

Crew Mail is the best way to get things to us - but crew mail is very expensive for us to receive.  We humbly ask that if you do send a package via crew mail that you also include the funds to cover the cost of us receiving it (about .55 an ounce) (we didn't put "receiving packages" in our budget...and it can really get quite costly!)

Please be sure to clearly mark that the mail is for CREW MAIL

Just in case you're wondering what to send, here are some ideas:

Most needed/wanted right now:
  • fruit snacks
  • gummi vitamins for the kids
Other Ideas/A few of our favorites: 
Snacks:  COMBOS (nick's favorite are the cheddar cheese pretzel ones), slim jims/beef jerky, Chips (cape cod salt & vinegar…cheetos…doritos…bar-b-que…pretzel chips...really anything!), Fruit Snacks, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheez-its, Granola Bars, Gum (any flavor other than peppermint!), Goldfish, Original Spree, Trail Mix,  We aren’t very picky about snacks.

Breakfast foods: Pop-tarts, Cereal (lucky charms, cinnamon toast crunch, fruity pebbles, anything)(off brand of these things are FINE!!  Really off brand of anything is FINE with us!)

Other ideas: drink mix add-ins (sugar-free please)(crystal light lemonade is a favorite!) Any kind of muffin/cookie/brownie/anything mix (the fewer the ingredients, the better!),  things that can be made in the microwave, Stamps (postcard and letter), Stationary/cards, band-aids/

Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity!!! 


  1. Things Molly, Ritchie, Eli, & Aaron like: sharing back yards, window dancing, spontaneous or planned anything with Dianna, Nick, Eli, Caroline, & Emma. Furthermore, we LOVE your hearts for God, that you are willing to love on His children wherever you are called. We love your faithfulness to trust and obey our loving Father. We love every minute before June 9(ish) and every minute after that we will share life with you. We love sending care packages, texts, e-mail, facebook, blogs, and phone calls. We love living in community with you, whether it is across a fence or across an ocean. We love October 2012. We love each of you.

  2. Hi there! I found your blog after Kevin Trapnell posted on Facebook that he'd see you in August.

    My husband and I are physicians currently working with Kevin on the Africa Mercy but may be travelling back and forth to the ship in the future if things work out with the IOC in the near future. Just waiting to see what God has in store for us next. We'll be leaving in June just before the ship leaves Togo but I thought I'd leave you a link to my blog to read some more about the day to day life and medical stuff that we've been doing here in Togo since January.

    God bless you and your family as you continue to seek God's will for your lives and enjoy the ride along the way!
    Ann Secord

  3. Loved catching up on the phone and reading your blog tonight! You inspire me (all of you!) to love God more, to love my kids and my husband more and to trust God's goodness, His leading and His provision. You guys are amazing! So excited to be part of this journey with you and who knows. . .maybe we'll end up where you are ourselves someday! God knows! Many blessings!
    Joanna Hart

  4. Diana, Thank you so much for being so sweet to me. I pray that God pours out his blessings and comforts on you andyour beautiful family!
    LOVE Sloane Lyons

  5. Our God is Amazing!! My name is Christina Sheby and I am a Pediatric Registered Nurse in Long Beach, CA. I first heard about Mercy ships 10 years ago (long before I ever thought I'd become a nurse). Last night while I was at work (just after midnight my time, so about 7am your time) God laid it on my heart to search once again to find out more about the possibility of serving with this organization. I came home this morning and was searching online for a blog and came across yours! I think that it is no coincidence that TODAY is the surgical screening day! I've been in prayer this last hour for the ship and all that your family is going through in this incredible journey. KNOW that God is working through your lives and your prayers are joined around the world as we as brothers and sisters in Christ lift up this mission to HIM!

    1. Hey Christina! I love how God pays attention to the details of our lives!! So glad that He connected you to our blog and you were able to participate in screening day with your prayers! Who knows, maybe you'll be physically present at our next screening! We definitely need more nurses...maybe you'll be one that God brings here (or maybe He'll continue to use you right where you are!). Many blessings!

  6. Hello, Dianna and Nick. Today the Lord put my eyes right on your picture and led me to your blog. It has blessed me (as anything y'all write does). My prayer for you today is for the Lord's overwhelming love for you to embrace you...that you would feel Him in everything you do, that you will know He is with you and using you to build His Kingdom. I miss you much and think of you often.

  7. I just want to thank everyone that has given their lives to Christ and share their love by volunteering on this Magical Ship. My Daughter Shannon is on MercyShip Now. IN Douala, Camaroon. The amazing things she tells us in her emails and phone calls. You have touched her and blessed her life as she is aboard for the 2nd time.if anyone reads this could send a birthday blessing to her, her bday is OCTOBER 4th and I waited too long to get cards to her.I know she would love that. Plz tell her ,her Mom loves her More and I know Jesus will be celebrating her life as she touches all the lives on this remarkable ship. Her name Is Shannon Nichole Gardiner. She is a PICU, nurse. Thank u. Jesus just bless her and all who gives unselfishly aboard this you all more, Mom xoxoxoxoxoxo

  8. Happy Birthday October 4th , Shannon N.Gardiner, we love and miss u soo much