Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Mercy Ships again?
Two things to note - today the Mercy Ship Anastasis left Liberia on her final four week long sail to the scrap yard in India. It was a very sad moment for all ex-Anastasis crew. I am watching her thick black smoke disappear over the horizon even now as I write this! But on a good note, we have been invited to return to Mercy Ships, to live aboard the Africa Mercy in Liberia where I will work in the special projects department, trying to finish bits of the ship that weren't finished in the UK. I then hope to transfer to the community development team which digs wells, installs hand-pumps, builds clinics, schools and hospitals, teaches agriculture and micro-enterprise and community health education and runs discipleship and mentoring programmes at the same time...all fantastic projects that I can't wait to get involved with. Yet another transition for us, but a very positive one where we will be in comfortable and safe accomodation but still able to serve some of the worlds poorest people. Olly (written June 29th)