Saturday, July 27, 2013

Back to blogging our adventures with Mercy Ships

Brief summary: We started our Mercy Ships' journey in June 2009 with Ray and I traveling to Texas to take an Introductory Class on Mercy Ships. In June 2010 we traveled again to Texas with our daughters Deborah and Anna to attend a 4 week Gateway training to start our service with Mercy Ships. We flew to Benin in July 2010 to complete our two week Field Service with our Gateway class. 30 July 2010 we arrived at the m/v Africa Mercy (in Togo) where we have lived for the past 3 years. Since we have joined the m/v Africa Mercy, the ship has traveled to South Africa (for shipyard), Sierra Leone, Ghana (for a brief rest between field services), Togo, Canary Islands (for shipyard), Guinea, Canary Islands (for shipyard) and is now sailing to Congo for our next field service. We have been to the states twice in the past two years and just recently arrived back on the ship. Now that you are all caught up to date... Here is the lovely view we had for the past week in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Deborah and her two of her friends were watching Teodoro Mylonas play his cornet for the m/v Africa Mercy as we were getting ready to leave.
Anna and a few of her friends were enjoying some of the many hammocks that were strung up on Deck 7 in preparation for the sail.
Teodoro Mylonas plays hymns on his cornet as we sail away from the port.
4 hours into the sail and we can still see the mountains of Tenerife behind us as we sail to the south.
Our first sunset of the sail is stunning.
Just a reminder of what one bedroom in a 490 square foot cabin looks like. Actually I just cleaned the girls' room and wanted to remind them of what it looks like when everything is picked up. I took this picture from the doorway.
As we travel to Congo over the next 12 to 13 days you can follow our journey on facebook, instagram and twitter: #SailWithUs and #MercyShips and #africamercy

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