Group 2 has been hard at work all three days in the clinic and the OR. Although group 2 is full of individuals, there has definitely been some melding among the participants, as well as their respective departments. Of course, nothing shows unity like a good interspecialty Sinatra tune:
l say extraction, I say retraction
I say deciduous, I say litiginous
Retraction, extraction, litiginous, deciduous, let’s call the WHOLE thing off!!
While creating this rhyme, we discovered we are more alike than not. All kidding aside, we all realize now just how much we have in common. Despite representing many different faiths and beliefs, we all share a mutual desire to serve. The Ethiopian people are amazing and inspirational. Yesterday, while attending a local church service, we witnessed an energy that was like none we had ever seen. We arrived during some musical worship and it was quite emotional. Even if you do not share the same faith as they do or understand the words they sing, the worship experience is absolutely beautiful! We were honestly brought to tears. It was also incredible that during the offering, so many people who had so little, still gave so much. We feel blessed to be a part of the work that Project Mercy does and know that the people here will have a more profound effect on us than we could ever have on them.
John Moore and Mary Alvarado