Endless Gifts (38)

Unlimited free WiFi at La Dattier, all for the price of an ice cold Coca Cola in a glass bottle

Small projects to help with so that the Advance team could focus on larger tasks

A time of prayer and worship at the HOPE Center for the ship’s sail and for the upcoming field service


Monday Funday breakfast for dinner and movie night

The new Rend Collective album, As Family We Go

Ice cream breaks with Mel and Josh


And finally WiFi in the apartment even if only for a couple days, what a lovely gift

Catching up with Kansa, Rob and Luke

Karaoke night and a night of laughter and laid back fun

$2 taxi rides and cramming four people in the back of said taxi because “there’s always room for one more”

Friends who can find the fun in life even if its driving a chair


The HR team on board that helped coordinate all the arrivals into Tana… and then to Tamatave

Being able to help with the coordination and negotiate deals with local hotels

And then getting to receive the first Tana bus of the Mada 2 field service


A relaxed Saturday morning with Mel and good conversations over Nutella cookies

A $7 manicure with Andrea and an hour where she could just relax and enjoy

Wendy’s safe arrival into the capital city, Tana

The opportunity to be on the Pilot boat for the ship’s arrival!


Finally seeing those beautiful faces I’ve missed so very much

Getting to watch the ship sail in again with Andrea


All the countless hours the Advance team has worked so the ship can sail in without difficulty and the hospital can be opened soon and that pretty little fleet of Land Rovers and Land Cruisers were waiting on the dock

The use of one of the said Land Cruisers to use to shuttle new crew from hotels to the ship… 70km in a city the size of a postage stamp… pretty impressive but so thankful for Bluetooth in 504 and April keeping me company while I was shuttling

Uneventful immigration process and shore leave

Patient, kind and flexible new crew who waited extra hours to go to the ship

And finally home again


Gangway sunsets again


Dinner and catching up with Jordan and Katie

Oh yeah… seeing the ship back in her berth at Mole A



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