Our last Portland meeting was on Saturday, where we shared a pizza lunch with team members and family members. There were still some more things to hand out - all of us on the group airline ticket are able to take three 50-pound bags and we pack to the max with supplies and clothes - and we learned about a few last minute details and changes.
Something we always learn on these journeys is how to be flexible. We've made lots of plans, but then we need to be ready switch gears if needed. For example, we just found out that we won't have as much training time with the Jamii teachers as we had originally scheduled, but the education team has already come up with a new plan.