Well, you’ve probably already figured out from from Meghann and Mark’s posts that team two is here. Or, maybe you haven’t read those yet. Either way, we’re here. I have the distinct pleasure of leading this group, although to be honest, I don’t think they need much from me. For those who don’t know, this team is comprised of (in no particular order) Mark McAlister (my brother), David Millsap, David and Melissa Shelley, Steve Taylor, Debbie and Kelsey Drennan, Meghann Searcy, Marilyn Wilson, Bekah Beasley, Jen Gash and myself. We also have one member, Jessica Beasley, who unfortunately couldn’t make the trip with us. We’ll be building beds and leading a day camp in the town of Calarasi, which is about an hour north of Chisinau. We haven’t even started our first day yet, and I can tell this group is going to be great. My plan as leader is to get out of their way and let them do their thing.
The big news for me today is that Petrica, the boy that D’Ann and I sponsor, was at the airport to meet me when I got here. Petrica is not living in Chisinau at the moment, and I really didn’t know if I would even see him on this trip. I owe a big “thank you” to some good friends who went to his village and retrieved him for me today. There is much more to the story, but it’s late and I’m tired. I’ll try to have more to say about that later. For now I’ll just thank God for bringing us back together.
Stay tuned people. It’s going to be a great week.