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.

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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

Fall Update 2019

November marks the end of our Sailing season.  The students moved ashore to the Olive Grove for the last week of the Impact Training course, participating in their final team exercise that was to serve the needs of the team Continue reading

Spring 2019

Impact training Spring course is well underway. It’s been a cool spring. Day temperatures not getting much above 20 Celsius and evenings often down to below 10. The atmosphere aboard, however, is warm and friendly. There’s a keen attitude to grow in faith and intimacy with God.

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Summer 2018

Summer 2018

A short while ago we took aboard 12 new participants. During our time of introductions, it became evident that all those participating were highly qualified professional people in various medical fields.

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Spring 2018

Spring 2018
Bookings for programs on the Encounter are almost all full. Very encouraging!
 
Projects on shore; New treehouse accommodation. A greenhouse, chicken coupe, – complete with chickens. And 4 sheep to help with mowing the lawns. Also, two guys have volunteered to help Dimitry for a couple of months, very much appreciated!

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Winter 2018

Winter 2018
Staff increased by 4, two mums and their daughter and son.  Working for food and board, primary job, mowing the lawns.  See pic, their names from back to front; Sheila, Shantel, Shelly and Shaun the Sheep.

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Summer 2017

Summer 2017

August was Intense! to say the least.  Both my (Theo) parents passing away within a week of each other, which meant two trips to Australia for a few days each, then a collision at sea causing us to have to haul out and repair the boat and having to cancel one of our groups, which otherwise was a fully booked season.

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Winter 2016/17

Winter 2016/17

One of the wettest and coldest Winters, making it rather miserable to work outside, but work non-the-less continued, thanks to Dimity’s persistence.  Damages due to unprecedented snowfalls in January put us back a bit, with having to rebuild a couple of pergolas.

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Update Fall 2016

Update Fall 2016

Have you ever seen a water spout forming in the clouds, then reach down like a finger to touch the sea, sucking up everything in it’s path?  It’s both extraordinarily exciting and frightening.  Heading south from Halkidiki and our visit to ancient Philippi we had such an encounter.

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