Dear friends and family,
It is with a very thankful heart that I report that every team member and every piece of baggage except for one (piece of baggage, that is) is safe and sound on Carpenter soil.
After an 11-hour ride, the team climbed off of our special bus and was warmly greeted with the words “Welcome Home” by David, Brenda and many of the NEA staff. For two-thirds of our team who are returning to Ghana for a second, third, fourth or fifth mission, these words are ring true. This place has become a second home to so many of us and we were so excited to greet our dear friends, brothers and sisters once again. It was so special to me to then watch as the 43 of us formed a huge circle and joined hands with a large group of our Ghanaian friends. Pastor Yebohah thanked God for bringing us safely to this place for this special time of service and committed these next two weeks into God’s hands. It was a special reunion.
I had to dry my tears quickly as we needed to prepare for tomorrow’s patients. After setting up the clinic and preparing the operating rooms, the team is now settled for the night. Most of us are in a wonderful new dorm together! I hope they all sleep well … there is much work ahead of us!
Thanks to you all for following our journey. We are grateful for your prayers and your support.
Heather Wilson says
Prayers and encouragement are following you all throughout your journey and settling in for your mission. I don’t expect the Ghanians would understand Hallowe’en. We’ve had our first visitor, Kieli Wilson.
Our prayers and encouragement follow you on your journey and mission. We pray for your team’s health and for those who journey to see you in the clinics. God Bless you all.
Susan Campbell says
So great to hear all your news so quickly. We hope that our loved one, husband and father, Dr. Sean Godfrey, who is a first-timer, is settling in and ready to to work. Please give him love and hugs from wife Susan, daughters Caroline and Olivia, and dog Rosie. We miss you!
Karen Graham says
Great to hear you are there!