Tonight we shared desserts with our friends from the Gateway training last June/July. We celebrated the birthdays in the last month or so since we last met and are sad that some of our friends will be leaving soon. We have already said goodbye to lots of friends, but it will be sad saying goodbye to people who started the journey with us. They came to the ship a little quicker than us so will have served with Mercy Ships for a year by the time they leave.
On a more positive note some of our Gateway friends will be here for a while yet and we are really pleased that a couple of them have extended their stay beyond what they had originally planned. Yeh!!