Happy 2019, Team HCW! I cannot believe I left the US a week ago. After 36 hours of air travel, and a chilly night in the Amsterdam Airport, the Nabieu's and I arrived in Freetown, where we were greeted by our good friend, Joseph, the MTC driver. I know our missioner's are well aware what a wonderful sight it is to see his face and know we are welcomed back to Salone. We arrived at Lungi Airport with layette kits for new mothers, back packs for students and all four computers needed to finish installing the Mercy electronic records system.
Have you heard of street cleaning day? I had not until last Friday night, when I learned that we would have to stay off the road until noon the next day. It's the law in Sierra Leone. It was a great excuse for a leisurely breakfast with additional time available for adjusting to the time zone.
Mohamed had meetings in Freetown, so Kim and I finally hit the road to Bo, where we were greeted again by more friends at the MTC, Fudia, Rosaline and Jinnah and dinner was already on the table for me.
It felt like coming home.