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En Route to Chad, Ready for Hurdles 


This is my third time heading to Chad with i-ACT and Gabriel. My fifth time to Chad overall. Getting ready and leaving for Chad doesn’t seem to get any easier, but I’m starting to get used to it. By “it,” I mean leaving family and friends behind, as they continue to live their daily lives without me. It’s still a strange feeling. That I’m about to be somewhere so far and so isolated, living a daily experience so incomparable. But this is what I’ve always wanted. No matter how uncertain, challenging, isolating, long, exhausting and even risky these trips to Chad may be, ultimately, dare I say, I love them.