Monday, May 3, 2010

Luck is on my side

Tomorrow starts a serious countdown:
5 days 'till graduation
12 days 'till departure for Lomé, Togo.

Things have been pretty busy athe past few days, but I've managed to pack many boxes and figure out all the things I need to take to Africa. I've gotten all my prescriptions filled, and necessities taken care of. The plane ticket has been purchased, and now I just have to make if through the next 2 crazy weeks.

I was able to go to Mercy Ships last week for a 4 hour session to listen to Don Stephens, founder and CEO of Mercy Ships, record his famous "Mercy Minutes." Part of my job on the ship will be to write a certain amount of Mercy Minutes per month, and by listening to the recording sessions, I was able to get a good grasp on what the scripts entail. Above all, the session made me realize how incredibly lucky I am to be involved with such an amazing and truly international organization. My hope is to work for, or be involved with, Mercy Ships for a very long time. Hopefully for the rest of my life.

And I'd like to end this post with a moment of Awesome. I read the blog "1000 Awesome Things" almost daily. Its a great message that has now been made into a book! Every weekday they author writes about a small yet significant event that can happen that is truly awesome. Today, I had one of those moments. I washed an old pair of pants that I want to take to Africa and when I reached in the washing machine to transfer them to the dryer I saw a soggy $20 bill in the bottom of the washer!

.....and now I can eat for the rest of the week.


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