What a wonderful welcome. To be able to change the life of just one family. To be there to touch and love the first baby whose life will be different because you are there. This brought tears streaming down my face. I will be praying God's blessings, strength and wisdom for your time there. And that the rest you recieved these last few weeks will sustain you.
#1 tricia (Homepage) on 2010-02-11 14:52
I am one of those faithful readers who doesn't comment too much. But every single time...I want to say, "why do more people not know about this girl?"
You have an amazing ability to tell the story. You should be getting book deals and recruited for Oprah appearances.
But you are on a hospital ship in West Africa...bringing dignity and hope and truth.
And I just love that about you. Keep writing. Keep telling their story. Keep redefining "hero" for me and so many others.
Blessings in Togo...
#2 jody (Homepage) on 2010-02-11 15:03
thank you. thank you for the first togo-an addition to our prayers. already our hearts are burdened for francois and the soon to be visitors aboard m/v mercy. and you. and the many who will begin healing these broken lives.
#3 Dina (Homepage) on 2010-02-11 16:04
Oh, what a way to start, with a baby on the dock! Just like it was a baby on the dock that finished the work in Benin, it starts it here.

I will look forward to hearing how he makes out!

#4 Nicky on 2010-02-11 16:24
Awesome, Ali :-) Welcome home! May God bless you as you jump back into the wonderful, crazy, exhausting, incredible life to which He has called you.
#5 Sophie (Homepage) on 2010-02-12 05:40
I had tears in my eyes, too, on reading this. Welcome to Togo, indeed, Ali.

~ Ellie
#6 Ellie (Homepage) on 2010-02-12 23:23
Your description of your arrival made me wish that I was there with you!

But, God calls each of us to different tasks, so I will continue to pray for all of you as you pour your lives out for the people of Togo.

#7 Lori Schneider (Homepage) on 2010-02-13 16:19
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