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.

OR pizza party on the dock
  Its kinda nice leaving now though, cause with the outreach being over you don't feel as guilty about leaving, wondering whats going on, etc.  There are about 25 people leaving on Sunday when I do, so there won't be anyone left to miss! j/K

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).

Dessert time on the dock
  Its kinda an addiction, buying lapas, once you start you can't stop and before you know it you have 50 pounds worth of fabric!  I think I'm set on fabric.  Went back to the tailor and he had my dress ready!  I met Hawa, one of the translators and she showed me how to tie an african headpiece with an extra lapa.  With my hair in braids, all the Liberians who see me call me "African Woman".  I wore my new dress to worship last night.  It was a hit. 

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.

wanda2475 says:
Jen,
I LOVE the dress and head dressing, too! Wonderful colors! I had to spend a couple of hours today, just catching up on your entries. How sad that your time there is already over! Safe and happy travels to you, as you head back home. Wanda
Posted on: Nov 17, 2007
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Periopertive services
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OR pizza party on the dock
OR pizza party on the dock
Dessert time on the dock
Dessert time on the dock
Jay and myself in my new dress
Jay and myself in my new dress
Vicky, Tonya, Maria, Hawa & David …
Vicky, Tonya, Maria, Hawa & David…
Looking down on the VP of Liberia …
Looking down on the VP of Liberia…
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