The Seafarers are really concerned about COVID-19. Also, as winter approaches the conditions become more dangerous on the sea. Job situation is also a concern. Rev. Byeong Lee is still unable to board the ships but tries to give encouragement with written materials.
This year’s mission banquet was held on September 25th. Although not well attended the program, singing and Rev. Byeong Lee’s talk were met with enthusiasm.
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Jennifer Johnson, one of our MCS board members, passed away on July 21, 2020. She struggled with illness for a long time but is now whole again and with her Lord and Savior in heaven. Her obituary can be found here. Please remember her family in your prayers.
The Mission to Chinese Seamen Board met on January 21st for prayer, meditation, and discussion of current funding. Rev. Lee puts together ditty bags for the seamen to be distributed around Christmas time and it was suggested that in addition to scarfs, gloves etc that a Christian track be included.
Rev. Lee was able to visit, minister to, and help seafarers at Gloucester, Penn, Packer Avenue, Marcus Hook, and Monroe terminals. Cargo ships include container, fruit, oil, and car carriers with seafarers from India, Sri Lanka, Germany, and the Philippines.[table id=1 /]