Tom & Ymea Mockel – Crew

As of 2017, Tom and Ymea Mockel have joined our staff team as crew aboard our sailing ship the “Encounter”.

Tom has assumed technical responsibilities in both maintenance and operationally, also instructing groups in sail handling, knots, navigation etc…Ymea, his wife, helps to keep everything shipshape, organising students in their chores as well as assisting with providing meals and of course sail handling and anchoring of the ship.

Both are involved with the students / guests in a mentoring capacity, encouraging them in their pursuit of God and godliness.

Tom and Ymea have proved to be invaluable to us and the students / guests that come aboard.  They are devoted, dependable, working with a humble and teachable spirit, giving generously of their time to encourage and build up others.

They too need encouragement and support to continue, and I hope you might be moved by the Spirit to partner with them in what God has called them to.

Our hope is that in time they will be in a position to assume full responsibility for the sailing ministry, who’s goal is to train up young christians in the ways of Christ.  I trust that as we make this investment in this couple, you too will see the hand of God upon them and so join with us to do whatever we can to enable them to continue this life of sacrificial service.

Tom and Ymea have their own webpage with updates of how the Lord is using them and of where you will also be informed of their needs and projections of future goals, so you can pray and support them in anyway the the Lord will lead you.

We’d be thrilled to see a growing body of believers joining with us in this way.  Please indicate your willingness to partner with us by visiting Tom and Ymea’s webpage at and informing them of your desire to support them.




Hey guys, don’t miss this!  And you don’t have to have been a former student.

Torchbearers Conference Tour in North America

Impact Training

Places are still available for our Fall 2016 Impact Training course!

Don’t miss the opportunity!!!

Irish group looking for more crew!

We have a group of Irish ladies booked in for the first week of August 2016, however places are still available.  If you’d like to join them, don’t delay in booking in!

Time Limited ???

For those who have a limited amount of time and money but would wish to attend our 7 week Impact Training courses in 2014, we are now offering the opportunity for you to participate for just 7 days.

More than 7 days is also possible, however arrivals and departures to and from our sailing ship the “Encounter” upon which the courses take place will be each Sunday.

Cost for each week will include full board and accommodation aboard the “Encounter” as well as cover all tuition and tours to the ancient biblical sites of Philippi and Corinth, as well as recreational activities such as windsurfing, wake boarding, hooka diving, kayaking and snorkelling on wrecks and caves in some of the most exotic locations in the Mediterranean.  All this for only 490€ each week.

If you want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity click here to check availability.