Coming to an end
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I can't believe 6 weeks has come and gone! I only have 2 more days here on the ship and in Liberia. It makes me really sad. I've already determined I want to return, for a longer time, maybe a year or more, but I don't know when or how I can afford it yet. God willing I'll be back here in Liberia next spring. I made so many friends, Americans, Europeans, Britians, Australlian, Kiwis, Liberian, Dutch, I don't want to miss out on anything. This past week has flown by really fast. It was our last week of surgeries, our last one was yesterday. The ship is going to be leaving here in a couple of weeks to go to dry dock to get repairs made. Its this ship's maiden vogage and all the bugs are being worked out.
So this last week.... Nothing to exciting happened. It was my week of lasts, last Tuesday morning community meeting, last OR devos, last Thursday night worship. We had an OR party on Wednesday on the dock, with pizza and cake and lots of fun and fellowship. As I've mentioned before, the dock is the best place to be as the sun goes down. The weather's perfect. We finished up in the OR around 3 yesterday and a group of us went to Dawala market to buy more lapas (fabric).
Today we got to sleep in a bit, then gathered for an OR discussion group, talking about what we liked and didn't like about the outreach. Then we had ice cream! Ice cream is a treat here cause of the heat it usually melts before you can get it any where and its so expensive. I saw off Erika, Laura and Christian and a bunch of other people who were going to Nimba Mountain for the weekend. Its about a 9 hour drive across the country, but the views are supposed to be spectacular. But they wont be here to say goodbye to me on Sunday :( We also had a special guest come to the ship, the Vice President of Liberia came for a meeting with the head hunchos, we weren't allowed in, but we saw him when he arrived. He was here and gone again so quick. Anyhoo, tonights the Ceilidh, a scottish dance, should be fun. I'll try to update once more before I go.