A seamen’s life is full of irony. They look like they are just smiling, but their smiles have a different meaning. They stay on board a ship for a couple of month without shore leave. They want to go out but they are not allowed to because they don’t have US visas. But despite the hardships they can smile because they know they are supporting their families by this sacrifice.
We may not be making these same kind of sacrifices but we can at least make someone smile!
Rev. Lee took pictures of seafarers in front of their ship after shopping. He prayed with them for a safe journey and for their families. There were two woman seafarers as well as a 3rd officer and training officer.
This was their first visit to Philadelphia. They said nobody prayed for them except here. They felt they were cared by God through prayer. Prayer is a lifeline for seafarers and we need to pray more for them.