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.