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
Hi Family & Friends — I had a hard time deciding what to write because there has been a lot that has happened over the last four months. So I asked the kids onboard and they said I should write about why I extended for another 10 months. Here it goes… I originally returned to … More Mercy Ships – My Conviction to Extend
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!
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
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
Quick botany lesson for you about weeds and roots. A weed is defined as “any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted.” A root is defined as “a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring … More Cardoza-Cardoza Gardening Service
Hi Family and Friends, I should first start by proclaiming how great of a God we serve. Throughout the last four months I have been through trails of various kinds. My faith is growing every day and I have been able to flush out many things that I have been struggling with in my life. … More Team, Ministries, and Patients
The next country that the Africa Mercy will be located at is the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). The ship will arrive in Pointe-Noire, on August 9th, 2013 and will be providing free medical care in the country for ten months. Onboard there are six operating rooms, recovery, intensive care, and low dependency wards. Through these … More The Republic of… Where?
It has been just over three weeks that I was accepted to serve with Mercy Ships as a IS Support Specialist aboard the Africa Mercy. I arrived in Texas on Monday and over the last three days I’ve got to sit with every IS team member that works here at the International Operation Center (IOC) … More Mercy Ships Update – Week 1