A continuation of my first introduction
Well, may be I should continue my story when in May I first introduce myself.
I mentioned that my journey started when Dr. Emil, a pediatric surgeon, whom I work with, gave a lecture about the work of Mercy Ships. While hiding my tears listening to his warm and touching speech, the images and video reinforced my desire to serve abroad. Here, I am in Guinea serving for the first time since March 10 2019 and will be leaving June 1st.
The other beautiful opportunity was that Dr Emil and I along with his beautiful family, were serving at the same time here in Conakry for about one week. What a gift! Not long enough but it was so pleasant to have him and his family around while serving. He has done so much for Mercy Ships. His dedication is like a light of devotion!
Serving has been and it still touching me deeply every time I meet with patients or parents who are so appreciative of the attention we provide them with! I love them see dancing, smiling, laughing, eyes lit, hope and healing taking them out of darkness for most of them. (You've seen pictures)
I am grateful to the community here and their dedication to keep the community strong and alive.That gives me strength and a sense of grounding as Dr. Emil one says.
I am so fortunate to be where I am right now. I wish you the same and more on your journey!
Blessings to all and love,