Wow. Words can hardly describe everything that has happened over in Papua New Guinea so far. The beauty of this county and the people within it, is incredible. My heart has officially exploded with all the love and joy they have given me.
This week my team and I went to 9 different villages in the region of Abau. We saw 543 patients, immunized 305 babies (605 children over-all were immunized), helped 43 with family planning, and 39 antenatal check-ups were completed. These numbers help to show you guys the amount of people we were able to reach and help, but behind every number is a face, is a smile, is pain, is triumph, and is a story. These people are the most generous people I have ever met, and even when they do not have much (compared to some standards), they have this joy and contentment, that isn't based upon their circumstances. Papua New Guinea, in just one week, you have taught me to love deeper, to laugh louder, and to sing until my voice gets sore.