Friday, December 9, 2016

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!

As some of you know it has been a very difficult year for me this year. Many of my closest friends who had been with me from the beginning departed at the end of last field service. It's hard to explain how close you get to someone who you live in very close community with for so long, but it is phenomenal. I have waded through much grief and change this year while fighting to stay engaged with a new group of people as well as maintain existing friendships. I am in need of rest.

I decided Monday that I will will be departing the ship on December 13th and will not be returning. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made but I know it's what God has for me. It will be incredibly difficult to leave in the middle of the school year and not get to finish with my students but I know I have made the right decision.

I would appreciate your prayers through this very quick transition time. I am so grateful for each of you who have supported me through these 4 years. I could not have done it with out you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  1. Love you Shea, praying for this transition. So honored to have followed your journey!

  2. I will be praying for you! Blessings!

  3. Prayers as you head home! Enjoy your family this Holiday season. Well done.