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I'm going to SENEGAL!

writerappwriterapp Ms.Posts: 15

Following a three-month interview and screening process, I learned yesterday that I will be joining the communications team in Senegal as a "Writer." Glory to God and yippee, yippee, yayyyyyy.

What an experience this has been from the first blank filled-in to the final Skype interview. I've been blessed to meet wonderful crew members already aboard the Africa Mercy and also staff in Lindale, Texas. I'm grateful and excited; nervous, yet thrilled. I'm full of emotion(s) and want to encourage those of you still in the process and/or in the talent pool: try to exude patience and know that your waiting isn't in vain.

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength..." Isaiah 40:31

I am certainly emerging from the application process renewed and feeling Senegal STRONG!

Let's go Africa Mercy,



  • mitchelgmitchelg Engagement Coordinator Posts: 28 admin


    We are so excited you are joining us to serve! Our prayers will be with you and all the crew as lives are changed in Senegal!

  • writerappwriterapp Ms. Posts: 15

    Thank you Mitch!

    I am looking forward to this life changing experience.

    With grace,


  • sjonson10sjonson10 Posts: 2

    Congrats Penny.

    That's really encouraging and I'm very happy for you! I was just thinking today about how patience really is a virtue. I'm certainly hoping and praying that I'll be selected. But we will see in time. Congrats again!

  • heatherpetersonheatherpeterson Posts: 88 admin


    Exciting! Looking forward to meeting you when you are in East Texas for On Boarding in June!


  • kyliebestkyliebest Posts: 12

    Hi Penny,

    Congratulations, we are excited to have you as our future Writer!



  • AndreaSchmidAndreaSchmid Programs Senior Staffing Manager Posts: 122 admin

    I'm truly excited for you, Penny! See you in East Texas when you are here for On Boarding!

  • DaVinaAustinDaVinaAustin Posts: 3 - Current Staff

    We are excited for you, Penny! See you soon!

  • writerappwriterapp Ms. Posts: 15

    Thank you "Team Texas!" I look forward to returning to my place of birth. I am an

    El Paso-born native. There's so much to do, and it's amazing how soon June 8th

    will arrive. I'm giddy with excitement and look forward to meeting you each soon.

    With grace,


  • AlysonSandersAlysonSanders Posts: 18 - Current Staff

    So exciting! Congrats Penny--looking forward to seeing you at On Boarding!

    Alyson Sanders

    HR Lead Facilitator

  • writerappwriterapp Ms. Posts: 15
    edited April 1

    Thank you Alyson. Your message means much as I am suddenly mega-busy with preparations. See ya in Texas, P.

  • anamalattaanamalatta Posts: 32

    glory be to god! you will have good time in senegal

    right now i'am in the pool and i hope to see the light in senegal.

    together we can bring hope and healing to the forgotten people.


  • CynthiaHarrisCynthiaHarris Posts: 16 - Current Staff

    Penny, your excitement is refreshing and contagious! :)

  • writerappwriterapp Ms. Posts: 15

    Catch the contagion Cynthia! I AM EXCITED!

  • writerappwriterapp Ms. Posts: 15


    I am praying for your time in the pool to end with an offer

    to join the Africa Mercy!

    Blessings and grace,


  • anamalattaanamalatta Posts: 32

    Thanks for your prayer.. i'am not selected for housekeeper role in senegal. they are fully staffed for ''housekeeper role in Sénégal''

    i'am planning to fly to senegal as day crew in Rehabilitation team. ekeep praying. i served with Africa mercy in the past not as crew but as day worker.


    anama latta

  • writerappwriterapp Ms. Posts: 15

    Anama Latta,

    My prayer is for you to be in God's perfect will, whether

    that is eventually aboard the AFM or as day crew.

    God orders our steps and directs our paths. Your destiny

    belongs solely to HIM.

    With grace,


  • anamalattaanamalatta Posts: 32


    thanks a lot for keeping me in your prayers.

    My destiny really belongs to God as you said.

    i'am so glad to converse with you..

    with anama latta

  • anamalattaanamalatta Posts: 32

    Hi grace,

    i attached a book i wrote when serving with Mercy ships, years ago.

    with anama

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