Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
This simple but profound message from Mother Theresa was handed to me as we were leaving for Ghana on our very first mission. Every year, I wake up on departure day thinking about these words.
Yesterday is gone. Everyone has done such an absolutely incredible job preparing for this mission, raising funds and doing everything we can possibly do to plan for every contingency known to man. How can I say thanks for all you have done to pull every aspect of this mission together? We have prepared well, and now it is time to forget about preparing and begin. Any oversights we will face together.
Tomorrow has not yet come. Oh that’s a good one, isn’t it? There indeed is no point worrying about what might be or what could be. Whatever tomorrow brings, with God’s help, we will face it together.
We only have today so let us begin. Let us begin to open our eyes to the needs of the developing world and visit the sick. Let us begin to equip Ghanaian healthcare professionals. Let us begin to offer our support to NEA as they get closer to the dream of sustainable health care. Let us begin to have a whole lot of fun together along the way!
Let us begin.
May God bring you all safely to Ghana.