Dear Team in Canada, the UK, Germany and Ghana,
I always wonder what I will say to you all when we hit the 7 day countdown to our mission. I was cleaning up after dinner on Sunday, and suddenly I heard this booming voice coming from the family room,
I ran into the room to see where this inspiration was coming from. It turns out the voice was coming from the television, and it was a commercial for the new Genesis G70 car. Interesting. I immediately knew that these were the words I wanted to say to you all, our 2019 Ghana Health Team.
These words have been a recurring theme over the years. I remember David Mensah’s mother proclaiming that she believes God planned our partnership with NEA from before the day we were all born. I remember Carlye sharing with our team that when she practises medicine in Ghana, she just knows it is what she was born to do. And the truth of Francois’ epic phrase, “We are bigger and better in Carpenter” — has resonated with us all.
There will be curveballs this week, during our travels, and each and every day in Ghana but I want to remind us that we were born for this. Together, we are bigger and better in Carpenter, and I am just so excited to watch us, with God’s help, blow right past any expectations that anyone has for this mission. As we bring our best to this team, to NEA, and to the people of Ghana, I believe we have some extraordinary days ahead that will not end with this 2019 mission.
So thanks to Genesis for the timely inspiration and I look forward to the moment we are together again on Carpenter soil.
Fondly and with great anticipation,
Dr. Jennifer Wilson, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, DIMPH