I started considering going back to the ship about a month before I left. So, to see if there was any availability in the Galley I emailed the IOC in Texas. When the reply told me that there was no spaces until next year, I figured that this wasn't God's plan. Or not. I talked to my boss Ken and told him I had tried but there was no spot, he said to wait and that someone on the other team was switching departments earlier than expected and there was a vacancy in the Galley. So, Ken pulled strings and I requested those specific dates and everything fell into place. I purchased my plane ticket and I will be in Conakry, Guinea from October 3rd to December 15th (ish) this fall!
While raising support for my previous trip To Togo this spring I was blessed to receive more than I needed to go. Those funds can and will now carry over for this fall! I currently have 76% of the funds that I need to go back. I am so thankful to everyone who supported me with prayer, well wishes, emails, and financially. I invite you to join me in yet another adventure!
This is a video that one of the Academy Students on board made for her work experience week in the Galley. Gives ya'll a glimpse of what happens on board!