Our monthly ministry partner for June is Seafarers International House! An ELCA-affiliated mission dedicated to providing assistance and welcome to seafarers, immigrants and asylum seekers, SIH operates within ports along the Eastern Seaboard. Founded 150 years ago by the Augustana Lutheran Church to provide aid to Swedish mariners, SIH’s mission has expanded to provide in-port chaplaincy care, social work assistance, land transportation and shelter for any who find themselves “on the way.”
For those who voyage and work on the world’s oceans, isolation is often the greatest threat. SIH is one way the church can provide a listening ear and a hand of friendship to our siblings at sea.