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April Fools!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Blog, General Information | 3 comments

April Fools! I’m not leaving the ship you guys! Don’t be silly, I just got here. As of today I’ve been in Africa exactly 4 months, which means I’ve got 20 more to go. Unless, of course, the chaplains really do send me home. Here’s hoping I make the cut Thanks for putting up with my April Fools. I was having a hard time coming...

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Mercy Ships’ Entering Freetown

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in Blog, General Information | 0 comments

Here’s the official slide show of our arrival in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It was pretty amazing, I hope you enjoy the photos courtesy of our communications and marketing departments! You’ll see me in the background to the left of the Minister of Health making her speech (lady in...

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Wanna mail me stuff?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2010 in Blog, General Information | 2 comments

Just in case you’re one of those few, here’s the necessary info: Letter mail (USPS): Jay Swanson c/o Gateway P.O. Box 2020 Lindale, TX 75771 Package type mail: Jay Swanson c/o Gateway 15862 Hwy 110 N Lindale, TX 75771 Note that this will change slightly when I move to the ship, basically you’ll replace “c/o Gateway” with...

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T minus 2 weeks

T minus 2 weeks

Posted by on Aug 25, 2010 in Blog, General Information | 2 comments

It’s getting down to the final countdown (insert Daniel Walters’ rendition of Europe’s hit) and it’s actually starting to hit me a bit. I’m really doing this. It comes with a combined sense of excitement and sadness. I picked up my parents from SeaTac a couple of weeks ago and brought them home, they’re off traveling the...

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Spreading Out

Spreading Out

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in Blog, General Information | 6 comments

Well yesterday was my birthday. I officially crossed the quarter-century mark, which at first didn’t bother me much. I’ve been thinking on it a little bit though, and I’m officially old. I plan on buying a cane with a long chain on it that I can connect to my bifocals so I won’t lose or forget them. Granted my eyesight is still...

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