We thankfully shared our story with those we met at the shipyard. Charlotte reconnected and shared our journey with her high school friend who visited her at the yard which inspired her to seek a local church from her home town, Yuba City, Ca. One weekend, Rev. Mark Magnusson, an American missionary pastor from Castro Valley, Ca, serving in Japan, visited our church with Hayato Akao, one of his students. We gave Hayato, a 15 year old high school student, a tour of AG and the yard. He stayed with us one night and enjoyed watching the Olympics on TV as one of the Japanese swimmers won a medal. We shared our story with them and now we have a relationship in Japan. That’s exciting! After one tour, Charlotte received an email from a Buddhist woman asking for a bible verse Charlotte shared so that the woman could pray it daily for her son. On another occasion, when the day came to splash AG back into the water, we had an opportunity to chat with members of the shipyard crew aboard. As we waited for the ship to be lowered, they asked about why we named the ship “Amazing Grace”. Charlotte explained that most people believe that if you are a good person and do good things, that they will go to heaven but that is not the case. The concept of grace comes from believing in Jesus Christ. As one understands the amazing grace of Christ’s unconditional love, we respond and want to share his love with others. Therefore, she shared that we prepare the ship for medical outreaches to love on the people in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. The crew received that message well and happily assisted us with the splash down procedures. The shipyard crew from pipe fitters, electricians, welders, painters, docking and management went above and beyond what was required. We shared with them how their work will actually serve the needy in Mexico. One man said he wanted to just be around us so our peace would rub off on him. Only God can use a tour of a shipyard to inspire one woman to go to church and another to read the bible, to excite a family in Japan about missions in Mexico and help shipyard workers to see that their work will help the impoverished in the Sea of Cortez. All told over fifty people heard the story of God’s amazing grace
We ask that you boldly pray for
Ship preparations for voyage to go well.
Donations for life rafts and safety gear.
Availability of joyful and qualified crew to join us on this journey to Mazatlan, Mexico!
Additional monthly financial support.
Zeus, Charlotte and Noah Ebio
Amazing Grace Maritime Missions
a Non-Profit Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) corporation Tax ID #47-2157488