We began the day doing an interview with a journalist for The Jerusalem Post (as Jewish volunteers, he felt we were an “intriguing angle,” as part of his story about Mercy-run by a Catholic priest), and we ended the day with a farewell lunch at Father Joe’s house as the guests of honor. What a privilege. Words escape me. Me? Yes. So I will leave you with some pictures…
One of my friends at Mercy ~ Nitaya with her darling daughter
Tom ~ one of Mike's closest friends at Mercy ~hanging out in the office together: two warriors saying goodbye for a little while
Khun Ratana with Mike at our farewell luncheon at Father Joe's home
"Eat," the young woman standing up, is sweet. She makes me smile. Father Joe is on the far right. It was great having this down time with some of the senior staff, talking and laughing. The Thai food was fresh, hearty, and prepared lovingly by the Mercy cooks. Mike and I brought mini-cheesecake desserts and everyone seemed to love them! What a gift to spend some time with these lovely folks.