Our morning started bright and early as we met at the Birmingham airport at 4am. Check-in was a hearty task with such a large group, but thankfully our flight was delayed for 30 minutes so we could all make it without the melodramatic run through the airport. We grabbed breakfast at the Atlanta airport and planned to meet with Dr. Salser and Dr. Walker for the flight from ATL--> Santo Domingo, but their flight got delayed out of Birmingham and they just missed us. They were re-routed through New York and are scheduled to arrive here in the DR around midnight tonight. No rest for the weary! Please be praying for their safe travel to join the rest of the team.
After loading all our luggage and packing into 2 wawa's (Dominican buses), we arrived at the SCORE international compound... Home Sweet Home for the next 12 days. We all bonded over queso blanco chips and extreme amounts of sweat before our extended orientation. Tonight we are having further planning sessions and down time before getting our week of clinics started tomorrow.
Please be in prayer for the unity of our team, the flow and flexibility of our first clinic tomorrow, and the patients we will come in contact with this week.
May our anthem be His glory and renown among all peoples.
"mas El menos yo"... More of Him and less of me. John 3:30