Well I made it! A missed flight and missing luggage but here in one piece. I had 6 people greet me at the airport..that was kind of neat, and they're all incredible. There's a guy from Wales who has been here a week and has one week left, a woman from Germany and the rest are all from various parts of Africa. We're in town still, waiting on my luggage (pray that it comes in today!!) and the weather is beautiful. The town is gorgeous and it's very similar to what we're used to. The scenery is different but the stores and restaurants are very comparable. The people that I've met so far are fantastic..we're already teasing each other like old friends. I will have the opportunity to do the Care & Compasssion ministry tomorrow so I'm very excited about that. We'll be going into the remote villages where there are people who are dying of AIDS, and we'll have the chance to spend time with them, pray with them (if they want) and hopefully make them feel cared for and loved. In this country, people who have AIDS are usually shunned and rejected from their family and friends so it's a lonely world for them...and because of the poverty here they don't have the opportunity to get treated at all...they are basically left alone to die. I'm very excited to see what God is going to do through me as well as teach me during the next 3 weeks. I don't know if it's a delayed reaction but other than feeling a little tired (and definitely wanting a shower and change of clothes) I'm feeling really good right now.
I'm going to end this here but I hope to have the opportunity to update it shortly.