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We Are Here to Serve the Poor

We Are Here to Serve the Poor

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Believe it or not, sometimes I forget that. I’ve gotten wrapped up in a lot of different things here in the last few weeks, and I found myself losing sight of why I was in Congo. I started fantasizing about the ship being run into by a barge and having to leave the country, thereby making way immediately for Tenerife for repairs. As if this would...

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I’m a Busy Bee

I’m a Busy Bee

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, Patient Stories | 0 comments

I want to tell you about Paul Christian, and how he was blind (I bet you can guess whether or not he can see now), but I need some more time. For one, I haven’t finished gathering the proper photos. For two, I haven’t stopped running around like a madman long enough to do so. In the meantime, I’ll just leave you with this photo I took of...

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Community Living 2 – Loneliness

Community Living 2 – Loneliness

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Blog, Ship Life | 0 comments

It might seem counterintuitive, but life in community can be one of the loneliest places on earth. Loneliness is something we all struggle with at one point or another (or so regularly that it comes to define us). Loneliness does not make you strange, it does not make you odd, or broken. Loneliness is a signal that something is wrong, something needs to...

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New Names and a Motorcycle

New Names and a Motorcycle

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 2 comments

You know those strange names you’ve never heard before? Ones your awkward, politically correct uncle would never refer to as “ethnic” for fear of the repercussions should the NSA be listening? It would seem that I have one of those. Names that is. My uncle has no problem with the word “ethnic.” It’s similar to how I...

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PR Coordinator No More

PR Coordinator No More

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

I’ve had a change in title (with little-to-no change in heart). My old title was “Public Relations Coordinator,” which sounds pretty impressive I guess, but we found it was misleading. Why? Well there were a number of people who thought that it meant any time there was public, I was the one to relate them to. This is not exactly the case....

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Jay on a Barge

Jay on a Barge

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Let me adapt my photo of the day post for you a little bit, because… well why not? 1 photo/day 1,018: today I saved my buddy Jeremiah from the very real possibility of getting Shanghaied, and then together we made an adventure of the day. When I first saw him on my way out of the port, he was waiting to take a ride on a rust bucket fishing boat, one...

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