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Patience is a Virtue, as my mom would say...

Posted over 4 years ago by Dorotea Murphy

From Sue Silverstein, August 21, 2014 as she gets ready to set sail....

I must have been an impatient child.  My Mother would often remind me that "Patience was a Virtue", and that I should want to possess this wonderful characteristic. Patience was something we should all develop, because we all will need it sometime in our lives.
The Ebola out break in West Africa has put the Mercy Ships sail to Benin on hold.  We are currently in the Chicago area waiting for orders to fly to the Mercy Ships and start out volunteer work with the ship.  Right now we are going from friends to family homes, living out of our car, and visiting with them prior to our departure.  Our Pastor and his wife Paul and Heidi,  long life friends Ron and Julienne, and my sister Kathy and her husband Rob have offered and provided us wonderful rooms to stay in.  It's like a 5 star bed and breakfast; and it's hard to leave each time.  Next week we will spend time with the kids and our grand daughter at Ray and Judy's cottage in Land o Lakes Wisconsin.  I love vacations!
This week we were interviewed by Annmarie Mannion from the Chicago Tribune.  The interview focused on our story of how we planned and prepared to go to the Mercy Ships as well as the current delay of sailing to a country in West Africa.  The story came out in the Suburban section of the Chicago Tribune.  It's pretty exciting, yet humbling, to have our story told in the newspaper. 
So we wait, patiently, for the next phase of out life. Psalm 37 vs 7 states "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him..."
Hebrews 6 vs.15 state "And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised".  Yes, our God is awesome and powerful, and I know His timing is perfect.  So we patiently wait....

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