M2S: LIFEBOAT Prayer Guide
The Ministry to Seafarers of the CRC
May Theme: Mercy
“And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved.”
-Genesis 43:14, NIV
How the world needs God's mercy. How we need his mercy. We are bereaved. We are uncomfortable. We are lacking connection with others. We feel helpless. Our present circumstances are beyond our control. This is an opportunity to lean in to the One who holds all things together (Colossians 1:17, NIV).
As we lean in, we do so with gratitude for God's presence and provision in April. Give thanks with us.
APR 2: As a team, we underwent some training on human trafficking. Give thanks for our profitable time together using technology.
APR 16: For a productive and encouraging Board meeting over Zoom!
We made progress with our app and we've added links to help seafarers connect in real-time to chaplains no matter where they are in the world.
We are grateful that all our staff are healthy.
Our chaplain David has regularly been meeting seafarer needs even though access to ships is limited.
God has provided for our financial needs in this time of crisis through timely donations and interest-free government loans.
We appreciate your intercession.