Saturday, March 3, 2007

Day 1

Well, my first day as a trainee is done. I'm here in Philadelphia with 62 other volunteers headed to Morocco split amongst the Health and Environmental fields. It's strange to think once again that this particular group of people is going to be with me for quite some time, and that I'm not headed home in a short while. It's a lot like the feeling I got getting to know some of the Texas 4000 people for the first time. You have it in the back of your head that you are going to form some profound relationships with these people, but for now they are just an array of trivial facts and possibly names if my memory is working really well.

I'm excited about flying out of here on Monday for Morocco, and the orientation sessions today did little to quiet that restless excitement. I had lunch and dinner with different groups of people and so far it seems that there are a good mix of personalities. It is going to be interesting seeing how everyone does when we take them out of their comfort zones... including me.



Kristy said...

Samuel! Write another entry! It's been over 24 hours since I've heard from you and I bet I'm not the only one that wants to know that you made it there alive. I can't wait to hear how you're doing. I love you.

cyngun said...

this is a test

cyngun said...

Hey, Hon!
Great to hear from you! Settle in! Make it home! No more transition for a while, so pour yourself into it! We love you and miss you and pray for you!
Mom, Dad and Andrew

Pamela said...

Awe Samuel! I am so proud and excited for you. I love to be able to read about your experiences. I hope all is well and you are getting settled in. Good luck, God Bless you and I will be praying for you along with your fam, Cause i'm fam too and that's what we do! All of us here in the states. haha :) It was great seeing you at Dave's wedding. I will have you in my heart at my wedding. Down the road when you can receive mail more frequently I will request for that address to send you letters from time to time. Keep you updated with my happenings and send greetings from Florida. You are doing wonderful and amazing things and I am very happy for you. *big hugs* :)