Winter update 2024

Winter update 2024

Mid-January, the workers, – who had been so difficult to find, finally arrived. Almost all external work on the buildings is expected to be completed by the end of February. As a result, the scaffolding will be removed, and during Continue reading

Fall update 2023

Fall update 2023

A hot and dry summer season ended with a massive storm that swept through the region just as our Fall semester students were arriving. Although most had extended and unexpected journeys due to flight and ferry cancellations, all 23 girls Continue reading

WINTER UPDATE 2023

WINTER UPDATE 2023

The Winter “slowdown” was much appreciated over the Christmas and New Year celebrations period. The following rains kept everything at a standstill as muddy piles of earth from the excavations prevented any sort of machinery being able to work on Continue reading

Fall Update 2022

As the weather turns to cool and rain, I ask myself, where did the summer go?  Summer is our time of opportunity!  Greece of course is a summer tourist destination, the islands in particular, and the “Kingfisherproject” a place of retreat!  Makeshift facilities Continue reading

Summer Update 2021

Summer Update 2021

A few days ago Sandra and I (Theo) with a heavy heart, began to offload our personal effects from aboard the sailing ship “Encounter”, – our second home these last 20 years.  Younger and stronger hands will take over to Continue reading

Spring Update 2021

Spring Update 2021

The promise of new life surrounds us, evidenced in the vibrant greenery, multicoloured wildflowers and warming sun rays, energising and motivating us to embrace our new season’s opportunities with anticipation.

Over the last Winter months, we focused on maintenance projects, Continue reading

Spring update – covid19

Cancelled, cancelled, programs cancelled!!!  We’ve come to the end of June and the sailing ship “Encounter” is still at her home anchorage.  

Instead, our shore side existence has turned into a gardening experience. Pruning and cultivating over 150 fruit Continue reading

CREW WANTED

CREW WANTED

Crew / ministry team, for the S/Y ENCOUNTER – a 90ft traditional gaff-rigged schooner.
Operating as part of an international discipleship training ministry (Torchbearers) in northern Greece.

Specifically, we are looking for 4 persons called to Christian ministry, be they Continue reading

Winter Update 2020

The Olive Grove Retreat Centre

Above is a virtual reality projection of the building project we are about to launch this year. Plans are being submitted and we hope by the Spring to have approval and relevant building permits to Continue reading