This poignant quote was taken from the Christian Seaman’s Organisation’s bi-annual newsletter.

“We are family. The man refers to me as ‘brother’. I only know him for a few minutes, but he calls me ‘brother’. He even introduces me to the other men as his ‘brother’. It is as if he can read my thoughts and he explains . . .

Brother, we are at sea nine months at a time. No family. When I come to a harbour, the only family who comes to greet me and take care of me are my family from the missions in the different harbours. So while at sea, you are my family . . . you are my brother, Brother’.”