Mediterranean Hope

Here is the story of what our Mediterranean Hope Interns got up to

Shiao! Hellooo! How are you?!’

This week we have had more than our fair share of goodbyes as we mentioned were coming up in last week's blog. We have not only had to say the expected goodbyes to our fellow volunteers but we have also had two boys transfer, one of whom was particularly special to...

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16 Days To Go

16 days to go- how mad is that?! It's slightly terrifying and as some of the other volunteers are leaving or preparing to do so, our thoughts are turning to how much we are going to miss this place- the guys, the town and not to mention each other. (cheesy romantic...

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Woah! We’re half way there!

This weekend we celebrated our milestone of being half way through our time here. It's strange to think we have been here 3 weeks already but the thought of 3 more weeks to come can seem both short and daunting at times. We made a weekend out of the celebrations...

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Some thoughts on Isaiah 35

As we settle into the routines of life here there is more time for reflection. Whilst work and play continue to keep us very busy, I have found my thoughts occupied less by where I'm going or what Italian faux pas I'm currently making, and more by the reality of what...

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Family

I never cease to be amazed by the welcoming nature and kindness of the Christian community around the world. This has especially been shown the past few weeks in both our training and arrival in Scicli. During our training, the members of SwanBank were amazing,...

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Greetings from Sicily!

Hello from sunny Scicli! Starting off with a typically British apology, we are sorry for the delay in posting this week's blog. It's been a busy week with lots to get to grips with (including the wifi required to post this!!), but we hope to keep the updates coming...

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Training Week Update

This week, we have spent time in Stoke-on-Trent training, as we prepare to head out to Scicli at an unearthly early hour on Sunday morning! We've been hosted with love and care by the SwanBank church family - a special shoutout to our lovely hosts Val and John for...

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Ciao! From Lucy and Charlotte

Hello and welcome to our blog! We are Lucy and Charlotte and we will be embarking on an exciting adventure to a little town in Sicily called Scicli (pronounced Shee-kly) to work with the Italian charity- Mediterranean Hope. Mediterranean Hope was set up at the...

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