Two days ago, we gathered together at Mary's home in Issaquah to go through the boxes of donated items, weed out what wasn't necessary, and pack the bags. Each of us will be taking 2 bags: one with supplies and one with our personal clothing/soap/sandals/etc. One of our radical teammates (who will remain nameless because I may post, in the middle of our trip, that she is smelling bad) will be packing 2 bags with supplies and living out of her carry-on. God bless her! (And may He bless the rest of us for other reasons but not that one!)
We arrived at 6pm and I left around 10:30/11pm (with a dinner break and an ice cream break in between). Even two of our Walla Walla teammates made it, (Adrienne/Kerri) who we had not met yet, to help us pack!
Part of the team went through the medical supplies and part of the team went through the precious toys, clothes, baby dolls, school supplies, notebooks, pencils, mattress plastic sheets, etc.
We got some incredible medical supplies donated: Gauze, bandaids, gloves, iodine, scissors, medicine, finger splints, arm splints, tape, coban, saline, syringes, needles, suture supplies, IV kits, thermometers, Q-tips, blood pressure cuffs, etc. Good stuff!
Thank you to all who have helped us get to where we are. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This trip will be amazingly life-changing for many, many people and we couldn't have done it without you. So, at the risk of sounding redundant, THANK YOU!