M2S: LIFEBOAT Prayer Guide
The Ministry to Seafarers of the CRC
August Theme: Perseverance
“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
-James 1:4, NIV
Persevere: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success (Oxford dictionary)
It's clear that doing ministry during a pandemic is a call to persevere. Roadblocks abound, change is slow and the future looks very uncertain. Yet God has been faithfully sustaining us and bringing us to greater maturity. Join us in giving thanks for:
Limited success with the reopening of the Seafarers' Centre. A few crews have come ashore.
Crew change restrictions have been lifted for some seafarers.
Despite a strike in the Port (last week of July), we were able to get the crew of one ship ashore.
Michelle has been having meaningful conversations with seafarers on the Chat to a Chaplain app.
For our health and safety to-date. We have all had COVID tests; all have come back negative!
For willing volunteers, Doni and Sheila, who faithfully cleaned and disinfected the Centre regularly. Also for the completion of Doni's devotional recordings of the Gospel of Mark!
Mariners' House was able to rehire one staff person.