Joyce, a retired registered dietitian and pastor's wife, found herself in a remarkable situation. She and her husband Jack, embarked upon an unusual "call" to the mission field. They had always thoroughly enjoyed cruise travel with opportunities to engage others; so, while she recovered from recent surgery, they took a cruise through the Panama Canal. When Sunday approached and unable to attend the on-board service she suggested that Jack go alone. Upon returning, he said, "I would like to become a cruise chaplain?" Always ready for an adventure and Jack, now a chaplain on board, they found themselves on an amazing journey with Holland America's four months Grand World Cruise, circumventing the globe for five consecutive years.
This is the first of five journals full of adventure, inspiration, and awe as she views the world, not as a travel guide, but through impressions of the physical beauty of the planet and the people who inhabit it. It also highlights her relationships as a passenger, friend and support to her busy husband on call 24/7 for every on-board spiritual need imaginable.
She will lead you through adventures sometimes harrowing, often frustrating and truly fantastic. It promises to be both engaging and memorable.