Elfried Adjin

I’d like to introduce you to Elfried Adjin. I had the pleasure of working with Elfried onboard the Africa Mercy while serving with Mercy Ships in Benin. Elfried is originally from Benin and is now serving for two years in the same department I worked in – Information Services (IT) – as a Technology Support Specialist. … More Elfried Adjin

Sailing Again!

Hello Family & Friends! I have been asked to return to the Africa Mercy for a three month service as the interim I.S. manager. My flight itinerary has me booked to leave California on May 16th, just two days after my sister gets married, and now only 28 days away! (Get ready friends onboard!) I … More Sailing Again!

2015 Congo Archive

On October 19th I will be leaving to volunteering at Pioneer Christian Hospital (PCH). Located in the heart of the Congo River Basin Rainforest, PCH has worked for 13 years to impact the health of the nation by offering healthcare and hope to those who need it most in the name of Jesus Christ. During this trip … More 2015 Congo Archive

Pioneer Christian Hospital – Trip Details

Excitingly, in the first two days of announcing the trip more than $3,000 has been raised! That means the plane ticket has been purchased! I mailed off the visa application to The Embassy of the Republic of Congo in Washington, D.C. yesterday! Can you tell I’m excited? 🙂 The application should arrive in D.C. on Monday morning … More Pioneer Christian Hospital – Trip Details

2014 Shipyard Update

Things are getting exciting in dry dock. Both rudders, propellers and propeller shafts have been removed from the ship, serviced and reinstalled. The hull of the ship has been sandblasted and repainted (had to get the barnacles off of her). Our bow thrusters have been completely overhauled by Rolls-Royce mechanics. We dropped anchor (onto the dock) cleaned the … More 2014 Shipyard Update

2014 Goals

I set 5 goals for this year. Learn French Blog weekly Respond to all messages within 24 hours Understand poverty Start a movement for something I believe in This list is not weighted in any particular order. What I’ve found is that I’m very week at numbers 2 and 3. I’ve not made any movement … More 2014 Goals

Cardoza-Cardoza Team

I love to think back on all the time I spent with my grandpa when I was growing up. We were the Cardoza-Cardoza team. Before we would get to work, he’d say to me “Cardoza-Cardoza Lawn Mowers – ready for service.” That defined we were a team and defined the work. It’s such a fond … More Cardoza-Cardoza Team