The Hardest Part

Almost every day, people are coming and leaving the Africa Mercy.  A couple people here, another few there.  One is always seeing new faces and meeting new people.  For those her long-term (over 3 months) this becomes difficult. 

At dinner tonight, one of the girls that I have become friends with and work with said that ”It is hard for her to say hello to new people, because it remeinds [her] of all the times where [she has] had to say goodbye.” 

This is the struggle for those working with Mercy Ships.  We become family, then we go our seperate ways.  Sometimes people keep in touch, returning every once in a while, but most of the time, they ”dissappear from our lives.”

Tonight, one of the girls that works in the shop/starbucks area left the ship after working and volunteering here for the past 7 months.  She is well loved on the ship and almost everyone knows her.  Many of the long-term crew are taking her departure hard, for she is one who can make anyone smile. 

The life of a Mercy Ships volunteer is not one that is easy… It is difficult.  Please keep the Crew in your prayers!

God Bless and PEACE

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