A Busy Trainee

For lack of ability to describe these past few days, (or the ability to even remember what day it actually is) I’ll try to breifly update. Staging in Atlanta was fun and informative. Meeting all of the volunteers could not have been more exciting. All 69 of us have blended to form connections and despite a spread of assignments and locations to come, I have no doubt we’ll remain close. The flight itself proved an exhausting process, each of us lugging our 80 lbs from bus to airport to hotel, jet-lagged on minimal sleep. But we’ve arrived in the city and have completed our first day of training. We got an allowance of some local currency and a cell phone number. We also got started on our malaria meds.
After class, some of us ventured around the block and experienced the surface of our new country. It’s hard to really believe we’re in Africa, and this is where we will be for the next two years.


8 responses to “A Busy Trainee

  1. I’m sharing your updates….and we are really enjoying! Keep ’em coming. Hard to think of you so far away…..Our girl has spread her wings!!!
    Love ,Carol

  2. you are in africa. i am still trying to wrap my mind around this.

    and fyi the grin on my face could not be any wider. you make me so happy. 🙂

    stay safe, lady.

  3. So glad you made it safe and sound! It was great seeing you while you were here and I definitely enjoyed our conversations about life and our upcoming, life changing trips 🙂 I wish you all the best and cannot wait to read your next post and hear all about your adventures!!

  4. Really interesting!
    Best of luck. John (and the rest of us here.)

  5. I ❤ your blogs. So glad you decided to keep us updated! 🙂

  6. Dont forget what you leaned in America, and that youve gone to that place to change it for the better. There is a nice place here in USA waiting for you, so do what you have to do there and keep us updated.

  7. stoked! I saved your tweet about this as a favorite so I’d remember to look. ah technology. did you ever pass along Ishmael?

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