Well we are sitting at the O’Hare Delta terminal, awaiting our flight to JFK airport in New York in an hour. It seems surreal that we are just two flights away from Accra, Ghana. We have all been in eager anticipation of this trip for over a year now, counting down the months, the weeks, the days. Now we are finally on the brink of this journey! This is the first time I have left the country, so to go to Africa of all places is sure to be a culture shock. But I am entering into this experience with an open mind, free of any expectations, ready to learn and participate in the traditions and practices of another part of the world. We all sit here with our individual excitements and anxieties, unable to imagine the state of mind we will be at upon our return to the States in May. I will be updating as often as I have Internet access, sharing pictures and stories and everything in-between.