Accepted to Mercy Ships and excited to serve in Benin, West Africa.

Destination: Benin, W. Africa, 2014

We are so excited to share the news on the most amazing letter received all year! We received a letter with this greeting at the top: “Hello Ruben and Ivanna! Congratulations you have been accepted to serve onboard the Africa Mercy!” The background story that got us to this point is a good one, but it might take a few different posts. For now I’ll stick with the basics. What is Mercy Ships and/or the Africa Mercy? Mercy Ships is...

Starting New Things, Like Blogs

Formerly, This Dust Never Settles “How did I get here?” and “How did you get here?” would both be good questions to ask right now. If you are adventurous and spontaneous, good for you! The rest of us are just hoping for more adventure one day. Most of us wish we weren’t stuck in a routine or that we could live the life we imagine, but that life is always around the corner. Many of us have lives that someone,...