Missions

How Selfishness Affects Friendship

I used to think potential friendships were predicted by the quality of those first few meet ups where you exchange names, home-towns and hobbies. If I get along and enjoy being with her, then a potential friendship is in store. Now I know that anyone can be considered a friend. Friends aren’t always the people […] Read more…

The Checklist Team

The hospital opened, ward shifts have started, patients are trickling in and out as we fill a growing number of hospital beds. This is all so exciting, but there’s something else that deserves attention. A small team was sent out today to Fenerive Est, a town just north of the port city of Tamatave. Their […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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