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February 16, 2013

Broken ship, strong couple

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Although some passengers were behaving poorly Carmella didn’t experience any nastiness first hand, except for discovering where some had defecated in the hallways.

“Some people are just animals,” she said.

Not being home Monday as scheduled for work and family was dispiriting. Some people slept all the time because there was little recreation available.

“We just decided to have a revival for God,” she said. “Can you imagine the power of prayer by 3,000 people?”

The ship’s crew announced the Bible study meeting and they met on the jogging track in the early evening. Those assembled prayed and sang hymns.

“The lights went out for a short time but the stars were as bright as I’ve ever seen them,” Carmella said. “Almost immediately after we prayed it was announced we were going to Mobile instead of Progreso, Mexico, which was a blessing in itself.”

The Morrens made friends for life. Lists of contact information were passed around.

“I don’t think that will be our last cruise,” Carmella said. “After meeting all those people and being able to glorify God at a time like that was a sign to me that I can do all things.”

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