Praise God for safe travels and lots of joy and excitement so far!
Here's a brief update from an email I just got:
New people are arriving everyday. There are somewhere between 300 and 400 on board now, and more will join us when we arrive in Benin. There is a hair stylist on board and you can get free haircuts! Also a free seamstress, dentist, and crew clinic! ... The starbucks here sells lattes and mocha's for something like 50 cents! All the coffee is donated from starbucks! How cool is that!!! :) [Another good reason to justify spending money at Starbucks... some of it eventually makes it to Mercy Ships! - Tricia]