Friends and Family,
Thank you so much for your support these last few hours, weeks, and months.
It is unbelievable to see all of the help that wasn't required, but done out of the kindness of your hearts.
Seriously, I couldn't have done this trip without you and I am super thankful for everyone who is praying for me and just excited for me in general!
One cool story I wanted to share was that I had wanted to bring toothbrushes with me to donate in Zanzibar. Well, long story short that didn't work out and I only had received about a dozen tooth brushes (thanks Lora!).
Fortunately, I volunteer at a wonderful food pantry on Saturday mornings and I had previously noticed boxes labeled toothbrushes. Well, can you guess what happened? Yes, I got toothbrushes alright...over 400!
(You know what's almost as impressive as having over 400 toothbrushes donated to you? Being able to pack over 400 toothbrushes without taking an extra bag. Yes, I somehow managed.)
Tonight I'm staying with Brett and his family and we'll leave in the morning for Detroit. We travel from Detroit, to Amsterdam, and finally to Kilimanjaro. We won't arrive until Friday evening (the time zone is +7 there compared to Ohio) and I was told to not expect any internet access for a few days.
That being said, I'm hoping to update as soon as I have access to the internet.
There isn't much else to share yet but I am really starting to get excited!! The good part about already being away from home is that I can't be stressed about last minute packing details because there's nothing here for me to pack! (for those of you who don't know me well, I'm a BAD over packing and get easily stressed during these times).
So those of you praying for me, just pray for safe travels and the weather (we're expecting a big storm in Ohio tomorrow but I'm not sure if that'
Here's to updates, memorable moments, and life experiences!
Take care and God bless,