During Lent 2014, we asked our supporters to consider seafarers and the work among them of The Mission to Seafarers. Over 90 per cent of our everyday items, such as food, clothing, fuel, electrical goods and so much more, arrive by sea. The humble tea bag is one of the many daily items that we use that is delivered by sea to our shores.

A cup of tea could be a very good aid to contemplation. In the UK, we drink 165 million cups of tea every day and without the work of the seafarer this national activity would cease to exist. 

Those same seafarers risk daily challenges, from the all too clear dangers of the sea through to long periods of isolation and absence from loved ones. Our chaplains, in over 200 ports in 50 countries around the world, work in many different ways to support seafarers. 

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Lent Reflections

Each week during Lent, we publish a Lent Reflection from one our global network of chaplains who work with seafarers around the world on a daily basis.

Each Reflection was based on the coming Sunday's gospel, discussing the ways in which the lessons of the Bible can apply to our lives, and the ways in which they apply to the work of the Mission around the world. You can find the complete set of this year's reflections here.

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