Do not give up, keep fighting

It’s been eight hot, beautiful weeks here in Senegal, and although my time with Mercy Ships is coming to an end for now, I wanted to take another opportunity to share some more stories about what I’ve seen. Communication is one of our greatest assets as humans. Stories connect us, they inspire us and they […]

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Poverty and Looking towards the Future.

One of the hardest realities in the world is poverty. Not only does it cripple the chance of people living a full life, it holds people back from what we would consider a ‘basic standard of living’. And the saddest reality, it that poverty isn’t caused by a lack of resources, but unfair distribution of the world’s […]

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Quit waiting, Now is living.

I cannot believe that I have been living, breathing and working on board the M/V Africa Mercy for 3 whole weeks now. Has it really be that long since I sat in Dubai and wondered about what I was doing? Oh how much I have learnt, wrestled with and found while living here in Dakar. […]

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Rest and Refresh

Very often my life is so busy, my emotions constantly stimulated by what I am seeing and who I am becoming, I feel so unmotivated to write. And then other times, like a sudden strike of lightening, new thoughts and ideas begin to build like the coming together of a summer storm. A sudden urge […]

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Write your own story

Travelling, like writing, has become another method of ‘release’ for me, especially lately. I have found that the best parts of me show when I am being challenged, driven and connected to places or people that have gone before me. Finding moments or activities in this world that bring us to life, is becoming more […]

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The Light of Love

She steps quietly with her stomach filled with fear Afraid of what lies beyond her this year The door creaks a little as she steps into the room One hand pushes the worn door, while the other covers her mouth from the fume Her fragile fingers move the forgotten handle To enter the room of […]

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