After spending a half full day packing up the OR (really watching the wonderful men I work with pack up the OR while I look on and say encouraging things), I went to dinner at the awesome Chaka Waka with the Starbucks volunteers. We watched the sunset whilst walking the shore to collect seashells that I’ve only ever seen in shops at home. It was a beautiful end to a beautiful day.
Solid stowing is basically filling a room with as much stuff as humanly possible and tying it all down so it doesn’t move when your ship rocks from port to starboard at 30-40 degrees. Phew. That was a long sentence. How do you like my mariner language skills? The OR is officially closed. We are packing up, battening the hatches, checking for stowaways. It’s challenging work. It’s like playing a three dimensional Tetris game. I do not have the gift of packing. I prefer to throw stuff away.
In other news, the hospital closes Friday. I have some prayer requests for those of you who are warriors. Please pray for the complete physical healing of Foulabailo, M’Mah, Mohamed, Moussa, and Mamadou. They’re all patients with wound healing issues. We’re praying they will be healed enough to be discharged home by Friday. We’re hoping they won’t need to be transferred to local hospitals. For all our plastics patients, pray they continue to have hope despite their long hospital stay. Pray they would be encouraged while they wait and God would do what we cannot, heal them fully. Thanks friends!
These photos were taken on the island of Roame in Guinea, west Africa. This tiny little island is a slice of paradise with sunshine, waves, and warm ocean breezes. It’s a favorite among the Africa Mercy crew members. For more photos depicting this theme, visit The Daily Post. Happy Sunday!