As we’ve just gone through a season of Thanksgiving, I have had an opportunity to reflect on the things I am thankful for. I am thankful for technology that has allowed me to stay in contact with my family and friends the past couple months. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to be part of the hospital which allows me to make friends with our patients.
One patient in particular became my little buddy. Everyday she would come into my office for a hug and stickers. I pray that during her stay onboard the ship she experienced the love of Christ as we cared for her.
I’m also thankful for the opportunity to visit an orphanage every other week. I love watching the kids faces when we get there. To hear them laughing and singing for a couple hours brings me joy knowing that they can forget about life for a while. I also love snuggling the babies.
I’m thankful for the beautiful sunsets I get to enjoy each evening. I have to say that Guinea has some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.
Finally, I’m so thankful for God’s gift of grace. As I’ve being studying the book of Ephesians, I have been reminded over and over again of God’s love for his people and the undeserving gift of salvation he has given me.
Thank you for being part of this journey with me. Without your prayers and support this would not be possible.
- For the way my small group has bonded as we are studying the book of Ephesians
- For opportunities to hand out and back for the youth group even though I can’t be a part of it
- For wounds to heal - many of our plastics patients have open wounds that are not healing well
- For the future patients who come to the ship - that they would be healed spiritually and physically
- That training will go well with my replacement - that I would be able to teach in a way that she understands and that she will learn quickly
Floating in His Mercy,