Monday, 23 December 2013

Return to Mercy Ships...

Candace and I know that our paperwork has been transferred to the Nebraska Service Centre, but we still don't know how much longer it will be. This process continues to teach us patience and trust!

And so in the meantime, we have decided that while Candace has a job as a nurse in Indiana, I'll be heading back to the ship to help out in their Reception/Purser team. It's only a four-hour flight from South Africa, and it makes sense for this season of our life. I've been having a number of dreams about Mercy Ships and have found myself missing the ship quite a lot lately. It would also be good to be kept busy with a distraction while Candace and I continue to be in separate countries.

I will be jetting off to Pointe-Noire, Congo, on the 26th December to serve back onboard the M/V Africa Mercy and help out during a transitional phase for the Purser/Reception team. I'll be there for just a month, but I am really looking forward to being back and connecting with old friends again, as well as being kept busy as we wait on the Lord. It'll be strange being back on the ship without Candace, but we know that God is in control and will continue to grow our marriage during this time.

So that's my news. Please continue to lift up our US spousal visa application process in your prayers, as well as Candace's new job as a nurse in Indiana, and my upcoming trip to the AFM.

Thank you for your continued support as we adventure with the Lord!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas to you and Candance! We'll be praying for your Visa, Murray and also for your separation, that it will be short and you both will rejoice in the Lord as you are able to be together again soon! We also miss our friends deeply from the ship. We miss ship life, too! Merry Christmas!