This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Update update

Things are pretty crazy here. The ship is moving into a new phase of "almost being completed". This coming week the engineers will test one of the new generators - please pray for that. The test will show what further work needs to be done, and will give a better indication of when we can all move back onboard. Meanwhile, 30 or 40 of us are travelling daily to get the ship into shape before we sail - cleaning, loading, unloading, stacking, preparing for sea, etc etc. My team and I are converting 3 of our oldest Land Rovers (333, 482 & 784) in to patient transport ambulances, so we can shuttle patients between the ship and our Hospitality Centre in Sierra Leone. And over the last week the number of crew staying at Appelsbosch has grown daily - I reckon we must have gained another 30 or 40. So, please pray for a speedy and safe conclusion to the dockyard phase, and successful tests and trials, and a prompt departure from Durban. Thanks, Olly

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