We sailed back to Skopelos beginning of November with 3 volunteers, (Daniel, Ben and Tani) to help prepare for our winter at the property. The local contractors had finished up with building Continue reading →
August, a very active month in the Greek islands. Everyone’s come away on holidays, trains, busses, ferries full, accommodation hard to find. This August Skopelos hosted the regatta for a week long, hustle and bustle everywhere.
Finally our summer weather has set in and we’re now experiencing the sweltering heat it typically brings. We’re starting and finishing most of our Sailaway programs at Skopelos this year which will make for a more pleasant time between Continue reading →
After 6 weeks afloat we’re into the final week of our Impact Training Spring course. 12 students, forming new friendships, growing together into a community of people with one main desire, to know God better and understand how Continue reading →
With the help of Christian, Brent and Marcus and two solid weeks of work, the Encounter’s rig was tuned, her hull painted amidst a hoard of other projects and now she sits pretty in the port of Volos as Continue reading →
Finally the building project is launched! A new (traditional looking) two storey building of approx. 100 square meters in total area is to be built 4 meters away from an existing stone cottage. These two buildings will Continue reading →
We’re now into the last half of our Fall Impact Training course with a group of 12 students full of life and expectations giving themselves fully to what will become for them a once in a life time experience. Continue reading →
Some major changes have taken place since our last update. Purchase of property 8.600 sqm (approx. 2 acres) and receiving the S/Y “Genevieve Challenge” which was donated to Torchbearers by Release Foundation.
The SY Genevieve Challenge is painted and now we’re in the last of the preparations to receive our students for Impact Training 2009! We look ahead with anticipation as we’ll be living in close quarters with a group of Continue reading →
Finally the generator is fixed and we leave Volos for our winter haven on Skopelos island. Still a mile off shore on our approach to Panormos bay, we breathed deeply the fresh scented pines . We anchored Continue reading →
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 Continue reading →
After a most enjoyable winter on Skopelos island, having the pleasure of meeting many locals and building friendships we took off in early April to come to Volos where we got busy with preparations for our first Impact Training Course Continue reading →