We are on our way to the Accra airport as I write this last update. A little after 5:30 am all the vehicles were loaded and our caravan was waving goodbye to David and Brenda and others that had become friends and who got up early to see us off.
Yesterday was a somewhat more relaxed day for everyone except for the surgical team who decided to put in an extra day of surgery to complete the patients who had been scheduled for this week. The rest of the team pitched in to complete necessary paperwork and to sort through and pack up leftover supplies and medication, much of which will be left behind for distribution to village clinics.
Last night was PARTY TIME when all the teams, the Ghanaians, the British and the Canadians, came together for a great feast enjoyed together outside under the stars. It was a great time of fellowship as stories about our two weeks together were being retold with added colour and drama. After gift presentations and a few words of acknowledgment a group of Ewe dancers and drummers came to liven things up with plenty of audience participation for the rest of the evening.
As we continue our trip to Accra I can’t help but think about the impact of this year’s and previous years’ medical missions. For each person who was helped it made a big difference. But beyond that, the team leaders who have been here for several trips have commented that the level of health in the villages had improved overall and I find that very encouraging.
So, as I sign off I can only say “Well done team” and to all friends and family back home we will see you soon with more stories about a great experience.