Southern Africa

Sailors’ Society Chaplain visits 1000 Ships

Rev Paul Richardson, a Sailors’ Society chaplain reached an important milestone in his career when, on 8 February 2017 he boarded his 1000th ship, the MAERSK Kampala during the course of his chaplaincy duties. Rev Richardson is a former Baptist Pastor now working in the ‘Inner City’ of Durban as a missionary. He joined the…

Somali Hostage Living in Hope

Nhem Soksan sat on his hammock under a shady tree in the middle of what would typically have been a work day, trying not to think about the 1,672 days he spent as a captive of Somali pirates. The 37-year-old just lazed around because he is still unemployed some three months after he and three…

Elaine’s Pattern for Fingerless Mittens

1 Ball double knitting wool 1 pair 4.25mm knitting needles (old No. 7) If your knitting tension is very loose use No. 4 mm (old No. 8) needles Cast on 40 stitches Knit 14 rows of knit 1, purl 1, ribbing. Next row Knit Next row Knit 4, purl 32, knit last 4 stitches Repeat…

Sailors’ Society Dedication Service 2017

On 22 January the Sailors’ Society SA held their annual dedication service which is a highlight on the Sailors’ Society’s calendar. The service took place in the the Glenwood Presbyterian  Church, Durban, the Sailors’ Society ‘Mother Church’ At this service, chaplains as well as members of the Society re-dedicate themselves to continue serving seafarers and…

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