We arrived safely in Tamatave (aka Toamasina), Madagascar this morning!
We are so grateful for all the prayers that have been poured into our safe sail and smooth arrival.
Here are just a few favorite photos from the day:
|First glimpse of Madagascar|
|Jordan's foot sticking out of the pilot's entrance on deck 3|
|Looking for the pilot boat|
|The Pilot Boat!!! We were most excited to see that guy on the right in the blue and black jacket!!!|
|A few precious friends waiting for us on the dock|
|Emma's "I Love You's" to Nick on the dock|
|KJ & Mirabelle!|
|2 incredible Dutch Men that we are blessed to call "friends"|
|2 happy Cash Fellas|
|Our home. Tied up to dry land.|
We are excited to be here and excited to be a part of the story God is writing in Madagascar. We are very aware that He was at work long before we arrived...and He will be at work long after we leave...but for this time, may we be used in any and every possible way to bring hope and healing to some of His beloved creations in this lovely country.
Please pray for the crew of the Africa Mercy as everything gets into "full swing" this week. Many screenings will take place in the days and weeks to come as we seek out the patients that will fill the wards and halls of our hospital.
We can't wait to share the stories with you!
Surely there will be more to come.