Impact training has become a definitive moment in my life. It’s experiences like this that we find out what we are made of, and who we can be. Before I went to Greece and lived on this boat, I was pretty lost and unsure if I even wanted to change and become somebody I could live with. Aboard the Encounter I learned the pure joy of being found, loved, and content with my life. I now strive to find my own ship, my own place in life where I can feel this way again, where I can feel like my life is precious and usable by a God who says nothing is too broken. This ship gave me friends who I couldn’t wait to see in the morning, and who I continue to love and treasure; it gave me hope and peace in Jesus, something people spend their whole lives searching for.

Also the food was great, and Theo is wonderful