Update – October 2008

Looking back to the last update I’m shocked that it was a whole summer ago!  So many have come and gone aboard the ship and hence in and out of our lives.  It was certainly busy and we’re very much looking forward to the break but also a great and enjoyable summer season.

The Spring discipleship training school on board was certainly a highlight of the season.  12 students having an experience of a lifetime! imagine studying and standing in the place where Paul the apostle stood, gazing out upon a landscape he would have seen, hearing the language which he spoke!  It was a joy to live aboard together as a community and grow together as the Holy Spirit worked on transforming lives.  The 2009 course is already full and the demand indicates that maybe we need to offer a second course, possibly in the Fall???

Gladly this summer season with Greek Sailaways we had each program full with participants however a couple of the “closed group” bookings were cancelled.  We’re still in the “black” financially however only just hanging in there.  Unfortunately with the rising cost of living we need much more to operate which will be reflected in the following years suggested contributions.

This summer we also had Steve a video production guy to help put together a promo dvd.  This October it should be ready for viewing.  You’ll see a button on this website when the video goes live where you’ll be able to view it.

Just this morning we submitted still more paper work to our solicitor for the purpose of establishing Torchbearers in Greece and hence giving us the possibility to pursue the purchase of property as a non-profit organization.  We’re still hoping that that piece of land we spotted in the Spring will be ours to buy, and possibly be ours by the end of this year!