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Shea Payne
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Intermissionary Retreat-A Request
I want to start this blog by once again thanking each of you who supported me during my 4 years of serving with Mercy Ships in Africa. I can't believe I have been stateside now for 8 months. It seems like yesterday I left the ship to return to Texas. The tr...
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6 Months In-Another look at transition
As I sit by the lake
watching the sun rise and writing this blog several of my close friends are
preparing to leave the Africa Mercy for the final time and return to their
passport countries. My thoughts and prayers drift to them often because I know
a smal...
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Farewell Texas, Hello Tennessee!
Saying " Later Gator" to my ne phew Crew. Many of you have asked what's next for me after Mercy Ships. I flew in Monday to Knoxville, Tennessee to live. I have been considering this move since July when I visited my brother and his family here on my way bac...
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Re-Entry From Mars?
It seems strange that I have been back in the States for over 2 months now. It seems like only yesterday and a life time ago since I walked down the gangway of the Africa Mercy for the last time. The last 2 months have been a bit of a roller coaster. When I...
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So Good!
My nephew Crew and I just before Christmas. The lovely park by my parents house I have enjoyed many walks at in the last month.  I have loved getting just to do life again with my sister!  I wanted to update those of you who have been supporting me. I am so...
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It's time to say farewell Mercy Ships.
It is difficult to know how to begin this blog. I am coming up on my 4 year anniversary of serving with Mercy Ships. It has been an amazing 4 years in which God has done incredible things in and through me. I am so grateful for every moment I have had here!...
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3 Students 2 Countries Multiple Languages
When I applied to teach in
the Mercy Ships Academy, I had no idea what I was really going to get to be a
part of. I am now in my 4 th year of teaching Grade 1 onboard. I am
supposed to be the teacher, but I am the one who has learned so much from each
of my...
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Daring Greatly
                                     A few weeks ago I started reading a book by Brene Brown called Daring Greatly . It's a book about the courage of vulnerability that changes the way we live, love and lead. I have never really thought of myself as a coura...
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Benin/Academy Update With Lots of Pictures
I can't believe I arrived back on the Africa Mercy in Durban, South Africa almost 2 months ago. In that time we have sailed to Cape Town, started school and then sailed to Benin, West Africa. Thankfully the sails were much smoother than some previous ones. ...
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It's almost time to say goodbye and hello again.
As I sit on my brothers back porch of their new home in Tennessee,
staring at the lake, I contemplate my approaching departure back to the
Africa Mercy.  My heart has experienced many different feelings and emotions in the
last 2 months and there are many m...
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