Let’s go back in time to see the interview with team leaders, Ranger-Jodi Nielsen about one of the fundraisers they held to help get our team to Africa.
We write to you from the beautiful Indian Ocean town of Mombasa at a lovely seaside resort carefully picked for us by our team leaders. Here the team has finally had some extended time for rest, relaxation and integration of their experience so far. Up to now the pace has been very hectic with changes occurring regularly to schedules broken by traffic, delays and typical African circumstances. Two days of rest feels like a week and we are all so grateful. We also have wi-fi, a wonderful bonus and many families and friends have been able to hear first hand from loved ones because of it.
Many thanks to Julius, our new brave warrior friend, survivor of lion attack and rather severe burns to his body as a child, no trace of self-pity or self consciousness in him!
A great blog post from Brent, demonstrating the importance of WHY one would journey to a third-world country on a service expedition.
Reported by: Brent Hunsaker
Why am I going to Africa?
I asked myself that question as I was stabbed with vaccines for Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Polio and Hepatitis A and B – actually a series shots. I asked it again as I was popping pills with live virus for Typhoid. Malaria meds start in a couple weeks.
I asked myself, “Why?” Contemplating 19 hours in the back of a plane and another dozen hours of layovers – and that’s just one way. Why? Because I am sick. And I need to heal. Read More