*** CURRENT - 2020 - If your interested we're making some REALLY TERRIBLE videos based around food and family over at tyronebcookin.com . Our plan is to get better as we do more. LOL!***
[JULY 2019] THANK YOU for following our journey these last two years as our family served with Mercy Ships! We appreciate your prayers, encouragment, financial support...We are so grateful for you partnering with us! -- We are now back in Alabama trying to transition back into our community. ~ The Barton Family

How to mail us!

To email us, that's an easy one! Family@BartonsOnBoard.com

If you want to send us a "little something", or a "BIG SOMETHING", it’s possible! But it could also cost us a lot of money. Read the guidelines carefully, please!

To send NORMAL MAIL (flat regular envelopes) for free, please use this address:

Tyrone Barton - Food Service (or Stephanie, Tytus, Ezra)
Mercy Ships-AFM- Via Crew Mail
P.O. Box 2020
Lindale, TX, 75771

This is free for us, and will only cost you the regular price of U.S. postage. It will arrive within 2 weeks.

*Packages* sent through CREW MAIL arrive quickly but cost us $.55/ounce(or $8.80 a pound). This adds up very fast. It gets taken out of our account. Please contact us ahead of time to confirm package through *Crew Mail*.  (You can use the contact form or our email address to contact us about mail items.)

To send PACKAGES for FREE, please use this address:

Tyrone Barton - Food Service
Mercy Ships-AFM- Via Container
P.O. Box 2020
Lindale, TX, 75771

Anything sent through the container method, no matter the size, is free. BUT it will take 2 to 3 months to reach us on the ship! If you plan ahead, it’s worth it. It’s not good for perishable items or things that melt.


The following items are typically considered to be hazardous material and cannot be shipped through or by any Mercy Ships department. Items listed below do not represent a complete and exhaustive list but only serve as a guideline to items that are typically classified hazardous.
  • Household materials: bleach, ammonia, disinfectants, carpet fresheners, air fresheners, window cleaner, furniture polish, bug spray, roach and ant killer, mothballs, flea collars, drain openers, rug, and upholstery cleaners, etc.
  • Laundry products: laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc.
  • Health and beauty products: hairspray, hair remover, fingernail polish, fingernail polish remover, hair coloring products, medications, aerosols, compressed gas of any type, waterless hand-cleaner, deodorants, perfumes, etc.
  • Home/Workshop maintenance: paint, varnish, stains, oils, mouse/rat poison, enamels, paint thinners, varnishes, batteries of all types (DC & AC), etc.

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2020 UPDATE: We are back at tyronebcookin.com doing cooking posts on our blog and our Youtube channel Youtube.com/tyronebcookin.