Happy Valentine’s Day.
Thought we’d take the excuse to celebrate one of our more romantic stories.
Volunteer overseas with us and what you see could change your life in more ways that you expect…
In 1996, a Tearfund trip changed everything for Steve Adams and Ruth Cooper.
As the story goes, the young 21 year olds first set eyes on each other in Room A at Tearfund. The room was packed with volunteers, eager to find out which teams they would be heading out in. Steve was keen to find out if he was in Ruth’s team!
As fate would have it, Ruth and Steve found themselves flying out to Cape Town, South Africa. Amidst the beauty and the poverty, the team volunteered on a variety of projects for seven weeks, from working alongside street children to helping on building projects.
They also found some time to squeeze in trips to see the majestic Cape Town scenery.
The trip sealed the deal and 19 years later, love is still in the air, along with four children and a strong passion to keep changing the world.