Without the contributions of the world’s 1.5 million seafarers, international trade would “simply grind to halt,” according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message delivered on June 25th to mark a worldwide celebration of the International Day of the Seafarer. Mr. Ban, a South Korean, urged people everywhere to think about the courageous men and women who handle as much as 90% of the cargo transported worldwide.
Seafarers face many emotional, physical and spiritual dangers at sea as they go about their daily routines and MCS seeks to share the love of Christ with them when God delivers them safely to the Philadelphia area ports. Rev. Lee effectively and compassionately shares the gospel with men arriving with a wide variety of practical needs. His words of encouragement based in scriptural truth uplifts them as they return to the often lonely and dangerous life at sea.