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Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

A New Season

Newcastle, England 2007Hello Family and Friends,We pray this finds you well.  We want to let you know that it's time for a new season in our lives.  After ten years with Mercy Ships we are s...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

Uh huh...but what do you DO?

Though most people are too polite to directly ask that question, you may be wondering what we do here in the Mercy Ships Maritime Training Center.  I'll be adding a snippet from time to time...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

Why?

Why do I get up five days a week to work for an organization that doesn't pay me?Why do I continue to trudge forward in a role that isn't the best fit for me but needs to be done?Why don't I...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

Behind the Scenes

The following story highlights Emma Davis, one of the students in the Basic Training course I recently instructed here at the International Operations Center.  Though we no longer serve on t...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

What if...

Rudyard Kipling penned a poignant and piercing poem titled “If” that describes the outworking of virtues that a man will display when he is truly “a man”.  It is a moving piece and stirs one...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

Arrived

At the end of May we all arrived in the US after about 48 hours of door to door travel; Dara, Grace, and Xavier to Seattle and Elijah, Malachi, and I to East Texas.  Dara and company spent a...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

Relocating

Dear Family and Friends,It has been a season of changes for the Koontz family and the trend continues.  This May we will fly out of Madagascar and away from the Africa Mercy to relocate to E...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

School Retreat

The whole group getting ready to go. A couple of weeks ago the Junior High and High School students went on a weekend retreat.  This is an annual occurrence and is a mixture of teamwork, rel...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

One of the Reasons

There are a lot of reasons that we serve with Mercy Ships.  The primary one is that God called us to.  Each day we come into contact with a lot of other reasons: our fellow crew; patients an...
Ketchup With The Koontz's · 11M ago

Here, There, and Everywhere

We got to fly with MAF on this last trip.  I got to fly in the copilot seat! In my position as Field Security Officer I have had ample opportunity to travel.  Many of you have likely followe...