Chaplain Trish and I boarded a ship which had never been to Port Manatee before. It is always interesting to meet new captains and crews. We were brought into their ship office; and the chief officer, 3rd officer and captain came to greet us. The captain had sent a list of needs ahead, but communication had not confirmed whether we could satisfy that list. After discussing what we had at Anchor House and how we could serve them, the captain confirmed his needs list with Chaplain Trish. He then went to get the money for those items. When he returned he gave Chaplain Trish the money. It was counted and the amount was agreed upon. I felt so honored when he said he did not need a written receipt. He said something to the effect, “I already know your reputation is excellent and I trust you.” Reputation for trust and integrity is built over time. I am so pleased that someone could check with others and come to the conclusion Anchor House is reliable and honest. We keep our word and we go the extra mile to serve people. We strive daily to honor God. Proverbs 12:22 reads, “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” The crew is not permitted to go outside the port, but they will be in Anchor House this evening to refresh and relax.