To sail around the world on Rivendel II, our 43-ft sloop, my husband and I set course for Australia in 1998. Providence landed us in Vanuatu, formerly the New Hebrides, independent since 1980. Rural island villages had lost electric power and communication, as well as transportation, education and healthcare services. Thus we started Project MARC, providing assistance for 10 years supported by many dozens of volunteers, vessels and sponsors. This is a story of adventure, failures and triumphs, as well as our own spiritual journey through these magical islands.