16 Days!

16 days until we leave, and our trip still seems surreal to me.  I have been thinking about this trip for 7 months, and I have not been able to prepare myself for this trip.  I do not know what to expect.  Sure I have done my share of research about Mtendere Village and the country of Malawi; I have seen pictures of what is there.  But at this point, I have no real personal connection.  I finished my vaccines and have even started a packing trip, but I don’t feel prepared.  How do you prepare yourself for entering a developing country for the first time.  No matter how much I read or talk about it, I don’t think I will really know what to expect until I arrive.

At the same time, I am also excited for such a brand new experience.  The furthest I have been out of the counrty is Windsor, Ontyario, right accross the river from Detroit.  I have worked with Ambassadors for Children and raised money for similar causes, but have never seen the benefits.  I expect that this will be one of those rewarding, life-changing experiences.