The two organisations will launch joint Search and Rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean on board of the new vessel Sea-Eye 4 Valletta, Regensburg, Rome, 04th December 2020 MOAS, the very fir...
On the road again... Taking stuff to people! Lets pray for them as they faithfully head out 🙏On the road again for the first time in many, many months.
One of the engines was airlocked, so it took a couple hours longer than anticipated to get off the dock.
Hopefully we will be able to catch the last opening of the Main Street bridge before rush hour traffic and get to Canaveral in time for our morning port call.
We are praying for following seas as we have pretty much lost our sea legs after this much time way up river and Baylee and Shawna are already dreading it.
Thank you for all who have prayed for and encouraged us these last few weeks. Thank you for a new to us dryer and homemade enchiladas. Thank you for the texts and the calls and the prayers. We sure are thankful for you. ❤
Amazing to see her coming together! This is the largest vessel in "The Kings Fleet" She will be a great tool for the kingdom.As any maritime professional will tell you, the bridge is where all the big decisions happen. With the addition of a bridge to the #GlobalMercy, our ship became one step closer to being seaworthy. When she's ready to make her first sail, our pioneering maritime crew will be front and center on the bridge navigating her through the water. We can't wait!
We have been fielding numerous calls to find out if we will be responding to Nicaragua and Honduras and so, thought an update might be appropriate.
The short answer is: we want to, yes.
We are praying that we will soon be heading to Central America and to our precious neighbors there.
The long answer is: we have no idea.
These last few months have been incredibly long and draining emotionally, financially, and physically. None of the repairs have gone according to plan and we still are having issues with one of the new generators. Several other pieces of equipment are beginning to show problems, our to-do list grows daily, and we have been battling defeat and discouragement on every side.
Countless times I have begun to write an update, but everything I wrote came out simply as a cry of despair. And, I didn't want to be that vulnerable because we are supposed to be professionals.
In the Dorian response we have frequently found ourselves running with the professionals, "the big dogs." Huge organizations with teams and budgets for everything, who are doing amazing work on a huge and global scale. They don't get vulnerable, they have entire teams dedicated to getting them to work...and here we are, still way up river, hanging on a dock.
But, we are not them and their mission is not ours. We never have been, nor do we really ever want to be...if we remember our "why."
Just Jesus. Just people. Just love.
And, sometimes that mission of love requires vulnerable.
So, yes. We are willing, even longing to go.
But also, maybe. We do not know when the funds and hands and help we desperately need will have us ready to go.
And still also, no. No, we will not go until the Lord has yet again made a way for us out of the mess and yet again sent our little boat across the seas. Until we know that it is HIS yes.
In the meantime, please join us in prayer for our neighbors as they battle horrific flooding, mudslides, and utter crisis. Pray for mercy and provision and many hands to help lighten their load. And, more than anything, pray that God's name would be made great in the midst of utter heartbreak and devastation.
Tomorrow (Sat 7th) is our monthly online get together, (or Fika) at 17:00 UTC If you would like to join us, please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you the login details, be great to see you online! ... See MoreSee Less