T-minus 19 days

Trip Start Oct 30, 2009
Trip End Nov 17, 2009

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Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm counting down the days until we leave and I can't believe how much I've got to get together!  Packing the supplies that didn't make the August cutoff for our container to be shipped, thanking everyone who contributed to my efforts, setting up this site, figuring out how to pack everything so that I don't get hit with monstrous baggage fees...going to have to get strategic! They say we only need 3 days worth of clothing and can launder as we go- this will be different from my usual traveling with two shoe options for each outfit :)

I've visited the Healthe Clinic numerous times so I'm vaccinated and stocked with everything for "just in case" situations from bad food to altitude sickness.  Please pray for the health and safetly of our team, if we're sick we can't help those who truly need it!

Here are some links you might enjoy:
the organization I work for- First Hand Foundation: www.firsthandfoundation.org
The organization I'll be traveling with:  www.globalhealthministry.org
Wikipedia page on the Piura region of Peru: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piura_Region
I find it appropriate that I'll be in the pottery "capital" of South America and my mother is a potter- I'll have to pick up some fun pieces to share with her!

I can't say enough how excited I am to be able to participate in something like this, my family and friends have been so supportive and I couldn't begin to think of doing something like this without that!  Especially my husband John who has been so supportive and appropriately concerned throughout all of the preparations- I hope he doesn't give my side of the bed to the dog permanently!
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