1,000 Gifts (351-375)

351. Celebrating Harmen and Philip's birthday 352. An actual day off and Criminal Minds, season 1 353. That it only took me 20 minutes to kill two rather large and icky bugs in my bathroom... 354. ...And for the bug spray I found to keep them away now. 355. We have a team house and... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (326-350)

326. Fan Ice on hot afternoons 327. A relaxing Sunday after a busy week 328. Productive meetings with the Minister of Health and Minister of Maritime Affairs 329. Beautiful views 330. Kirstie's weekend visit 331. Meeting Regina, Kirstie's patient and friend from years ago, hearing her story and the confidence and deep beauty in her... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Pointe-Noire, Hello Cotonou

About two weeks ago our little Advance team got some whiplash as we heard the news that due to the Ebola in Guinea the ship will now go to Benin for the next field service. With just eight days to prepare we kicked into high gear securing visas, adding two more team members, attending last... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (301-325)

301. Last dinners, drinks and conversations with good and trusted friends 302. ¬†Send off party in the cafe 303. Our team being commissioned by the IOC and AFM communities 304. ¬†Flexible leaders who made time to go over important information regarding Benin 305. Our new managing director and his wife, Roland and Carol, who make... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (276-300)

276. The amazing Reception team I've gotten to work with the last six months:   Especially my girls who serve the crew behind the desk: 277. Hannah Mullen--bright smile, big dreams and determined 278. Sarah "Kansas"--genuine and sweet servant's heart with a friendly and warm smile 279. Sarah Paris--witty, great listener and always willing to... Continue Reading →

Five Minute Friday: Mess

Today's prompt is: Mess. Go. If I were to be honest I would say my life is a bit like a Jackson Pollock painting... Its a little messy and it doesn't always make sense but somehow its striking and beautiful. One year ago today I walked up the Africa Mercy gangway for the first time... Continue Reading →

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