On September 5, I got my visa to Chad!
On September 8, my plane ticket was purchased!
My scheduled departure date was September 23. That, you may notice, is just a week and a half from now.
However, early this morning I got an email that completely changed my plans for the next year. I don't know all of the details, but the bottom line is that because of recent threats to the safety of Americans in some parts of Chad, travel within and to the country of Chad is now strongly discouraged. So that means that I'm not going to Chad, after all.
My head is still spinning a little bit, and I'm still kind of confused about what is going on. Not to mention the fact that I am super disappointed to have things fall through so suddenly.
As I work on figuring out what is happening, I will be exploring some other options. It is my plan to find another hospital, likely in Africa, where I can volunteer instead of going to Chad. I'll keep you updated.
I'm really confused about what is happening and really disappointed that I will not be able to go to Chad, but I am also super excited to see what comes next in this crazy ride of my life. The possibilities are endless, and that's pretty exciting. :) I would appreciate your prayers that I will be able to find a place to go in a timely manner.