This morning we said farewell to the Norway team as they head up to our YWAM base in Douentza. They will be spending several weeks with Bex and her ministry with the Garibou boys. They were originally scheduled to leave yesterday but two hours before their departure there was a change in plans. The team wasn’t too happy about having to unpack and repack again. But we did enjoy sharing one more day together.
Their bus was scheduled to leave at 7 am this morning, so John and Bex were up at 5:30 in order to get to the base and round up the team for the trip to the bus station. Nothing really happens on schedule in Africa…especially bus departures. The bus didn’t leave the station until 9:30 am. And it was a long trip once they finally got on the road. Their driver took a lot of long breaks at several stops and their trip which normally takes 9 hours lasted 13 hours. We were happy to receive a text message at 11 pm that they had arrived safely in Douentza.
After Douentza, the team will be spending a few weeks in Tombouctou (Timbuktu) before returning to Bamako for their last week in Mali.