The staff of KLM airlines, having met many of our 66 team members on today’s flight, presented our logistics manager Kim with a signed letter wishing us success on our mission along with a little bell that was inscribed “Together We Have A Great Story To Tell.”
How perfect. A great story is indeed about to be told.
Sixty-six of us are now together. Every bit of our baggage arrived safely. We have shared a meal. We are ready for our story to begin.
Our journey was amazing, by the way. Wearing our team shirts proved helpful yet again as some amazing connections were made en route!
I was praying we wouldn’t have a medical emergency on board so our team could rest. There was no medical emergency, but there was a child care emergency that involved 3 very unhappy small children who liked to scream — a lot. Nurse Leslie spent what seemed like hours walking them up and down the aisles, trying to keep them occupied. At one point I looked back only to see my dear friend Kyle (our lead dentist) with one of the kids finally sound asleep in his arms. One of our team values is service …
I feel so privileged to be part of this group who have prepared so wholeheartedly to serve in Ghana. I’m too excited to sleep anticipating the greeting we will receive from our friends at NEA in a few short hours.