Hello @HannahRadford, @DarleneGehman, @NelsonMbunua -
For most medical positions, scheduling is taking place currently and we should be sending information to applicants over the course of the next month and a half.
For the non-medical positions, we don't often use the survey method for scheduling (except for Cooks, Dining Room Staff, Housekeepers, and Hostesses), but you should be hearing from us by mid-February as we get a better understanding of what positions will be available for Senegal.
If at any time you have any questions, you should be able to log into your application portal at apply.mercyships.org and send a message to your Placement Facilitator.
I had originally been told the end of 2018 so it should be soon. Anxiously waiting also!
Did y'all get your dates yet? Just received my email yesterday! If not yet - it's coming soon!!
I was told today that staffing still hasn't begun for Senegal.
I am also in the waiting game for placement and scheduling for Senegal, as a Ward Nurse. I applied in August 2018 for the August 2019 launch, and filled out my survey the day it went out on November 19th. Really hoping everyone hears back soon!
Any new concerning scheduling and placement for Senegal?
Hello @rowlandontheriver_ - Staffing for the medical areas has begun. You should hear something within the next two weeks. Thank you for your patience as we add all the names of our awesome volunteers to the staffing schedules and offer dates.
@HannahRadford you should be receiving a survey soon, which we are creating for those in the Talent Pool for General roles. I'm sorry for the delay, but you should receive something very soon.
I haven't received any date yet and wating any annousment.
Im also waiting to hear about a position as a nurse for Senegal.
I'm glad I'm not the only one anxious to hear something. I feel bad constantly asking when I should expect to hear something! Good luck to everyone :)
Please give us patience to follow Your leading. Please help the Mercy Ships team to not become discouraged with all the paperwork they have to sort through. Give them dillengence and courage to do their jobs faithfully giving You all the glory. Please use Mercy Ships to bless the Africians and share Your Gospel. May our service be a sweet smelling aroma of sacrifice and love pleasing to You. We pray in Jesus' name and for Your glory, amen.
Here's one man's perspective concerning the timing of our appointment. First, God is ALWAYS sovereign. He wants to demonstrate His awesome power as my wife and I have very little time left to build our prayer teams, close up our affairs at home, and raise some funds. On-Boarding starting in early June. Second, God wants to show me the holes in my faith. Again the timing of our appointment is forcing me to lean totally upon Him because there is not enough time to make detailed plans and do it myself. Finally, We are not letting discouragement creep into our attitudes but are thankful to be able to pray for Mercy Ships and you all. Remember, the greatest commands are to love God and then others, Mat 22:37-40. Life is about God. Mercy Ships is about God. All Glory to God alone!
Ready to receive a date!
Clearly there is a lot of excitement around Senegal! We are still working through a lot of the lists, and we don't have surveys for each position (it depends on how many we are asked to staff for a field service and how many people we have in the Talent Pool for that role). However, I assure you - you should be hearing from us soon! And for all of you who have contributed to this message thread, I've asked my team to reach out and give you a personal update. Scheduling our amazing volunteers for a new field service is a big job, so we thank you for your patience and understanding!
Director of Staffing
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