M2S: LIFEBOAT Prayer Guide
The Ministry to Seafarers of the CRC
January Theme: Healing
“The Gentle Healer came into our town today
He touched blind eyes and the darkness left to stay
More than the blindness, He took their sins away
The Gentle Healer came into our town today."
Happy New Year! There is a sense of anticipation that turning the page to a New Year will bring an end to the pandemic. But it may be some time yet before we can ease restrictions. This is a good time to refocus on Christ and pray not just for physical healing, but for healing from sin and brokenness - personally, in our nation and around the world.
Thank you for praying through December. What a month! We felt the Lord carry us through in very specific ways:
We had a strong response to our Christmas Parcel campaign with more than 1500 gifts received or made, including $8500 earmarked for parcels through our Pack a Virtual Christmas Parcel option.
We had local volunteers step in and we were able to meet the demands of parcel delivery, ship visits and purchases for seafarers over the Christmas rush.
Our chaplains continue to train new volunteers who've been helpful and encouraging. We're grateful for them.
David was able to have a great visit with his mom and family in Michigan.
Canada's National Seafarers' Welfare Board is up and running and M2S has a seat at the table.
There are hopeful signs that a Seafarers' Centre might be part of the port's expansion plans in Sorel!