We, Tom and Ymea, live and work for our Lord Jesus Christ. In Greece at the Kingfisher Project we found a place, where we want to bring us and our gifts into action for God´s glory. The Kingfisher Project belongs to the Torchbearers International and to Tauernhof in Austria. Our goal is to create a frame (an atmosphere) with short term bibleschools and christian sailing camps, where people can encounter God and grow in their relationship with Him. It is our desire and prayer that we as children of God get to know our father more and more.
Tom is trained as a male nurse and sailing teacher, Ymea as a cabinet maker and interior- & furniture designer. Our jobs are very diverse and challanging. Tom has assumed technical responsibilities in both maintenance and operationally, also instructing groups in sail handling, knots, navigation etc. Ymea helps to keep everything shipshape, organising students in their chores as well as assisting with providing meals and of course sail handling and anchoring of the ship.
This season (2019) we were offered to move from the 2m² cabin into the captain's cabin for more space with the baby. We share the remaining living space on the sailing ship "Encounter" from April to November with 14 other people. Together with Theo (leader of the Kingfisher project), we take care of many practical things around the operation of the ship, the well-being of the guests and make sure that everything is clear when sailing.
In the winter we usually go to Germany to rest and take a holiday. But also to tell those interested about our work and do computer-related tasks for the Kingfisherproject.