From Beverly Kent,
Director of Volunteer Services (September 24):
Big news! We got our missing baggage, but it wasn’t easy. After some four hours of back and forth with customs, the baggage was released. Jacques, the other translator, on the trip has turned out to be a true friend. He is totally focused on the work at hand. Everyone on the team keeps congratulating us on finding someone so great.
Tomorrow we begin operating. We have 54 patients so far and suspect they will continue to come in over the next week. I can’t tell you how great it is to be back here.