Kathy and I were up BEFORE the crack of dawn to catch our plane out of Appleton at 6am. We are now at the famous O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where we do not leave until almost 3pm, so we thought we’d jot a few thoughts down.
Kathy is looking forward to making new friends and I am looking forward to reconnecting with my Tanzania families! We are anxious to soak in all the new culture and practice our Swahili words such as “asante” (thank you).
Kathy looks forward to a recommendation by Lisa Hardel (a previous traveler) to enjoy the rice! She is looking forward to experiencing the scenery. We believe that the last week of VERY hot weather has prepared us for spending a couple days in Dar es Salaam where it is tropical. Once we reach the mountains, however it will be temperate. (Whew!)
We have talked this morning how the goal of One Small Drop is to empower and enhance the gifts that are already present in the people of the Livingstone Mountains. One Small Drop strives to embark on projects that are self-sustaining because we understand that when we do things for others that they can do for themselves, this disempowers them. When they are the largest stockholder in the projects, they have ownership. We have so much to learn from each other.
When walking arm-in-arm, it provides strength to both. We are able to hold each other up.