Life and Work

So many of you have been asking what I do for work. Well, here goes nothing. My official title is Head Receptionist. I am often the first face that crew see when they complete a 24 hour journey and step on board.  I mostly work with crew and the other receptionist to make sure everyone gets the information and paperwork they need. I often spend my days behind a desk and in front of a computer. I like administration. I love spreadsheets and color coding. If you don’t believe me just take me to any office supply store and watch how excited I get. I wear a uniform everyday.

One of the best things about working behind the reception desk is you get to interact with so many different people. Often times you learn people’s names very quickly. When there are over 30 nationalities on board you get to learn a lot. I have started saying things differently. (Sorry Veronica for all the times I made fun of your word choice.) I have started using words like rubbish and lift. I still haven’t figured out how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit and use google often when talking about the temperature outside.

Out of this group only two (one of them being me) are from the USA.

We are already starting to say our good-byes as people start to go home. That is why most of us are making sad faces.  This picture was taken right before we left on a trip to Ghana and two of our friends were going home. (New blog post to come about the trip.) It has been a good time of talking about life, Jesus, and learning about others cultures.

This isn’t the typical missionary story and I am okay with that. Every department on the ship is vital and necessary.  Without many of the departments on board we wouldn’t be able to run the hospital. We wouldn’t have stories of hope and healing and patients lives wouldn’t be changed. It takes people from different backgrounds and different jobs to make a floating hospital work and work well. I am so thankful that the Lord has given me this opportunity. I get to serve him in one of the most unique organizations, with some of the best people, and in a job that I really enjoy.

So thank you for all your prayers and support. Thank you for letting me see where the Lord is taking me on this journey. Love you all and miss you.

Also love you mom. I hope yesterday was great!!


4 thoughts on “Life and Work”

  1. Sounds like an amazing experience! Don’t worry about being a “typical missionary story”, each journey to serve God is custom designed by Him! Plus, they all have the same overall plot – Love God, love others, go show love for God to others. Keep up the good (color coding, office supply loving) work!


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