We recently had a man named Mario come to work on the ship for a few weeks! Mario is from Italy and doesn't speak alot of English, but enough to be able to be understood and to understand others usually! One thing we learned from Mario is persistence and patience! He first applied to Mercy Ships 20 years ago. At that time it didn't work out that he could come, but he kept Mercy Ships in his heart and desired to come to help others! This was his second trip to work for a few weeks. The last time was a year ago and his english has improved and he desires to come back again, hopefully in Ghana! Mario has a HUGE heart and blessed us greatly! We look forward to seeing him in Ghana! May God abundantly bless you and your family in Italy for your faithfulness, Mario!