This journey is not about you, but about the work that is done through you. Then you will realize, this journey is about you!

– Isiak Holiday Jr.

I arrived on Wednesday, walking into another volunteer even before walking out of the terminal. There are lots of us here! There are 40 of us who expect to join the 99 that are currently in Cameroon. The butterflies in my stomach come and go, and I’ve found very early on that I am not alone. It has been stressed to us throughout the staging orientation, through activities and discussions, that we are to be each other’s family for the next two years. The motto of Cameroon echoes throughout this community that has quickly formed: “Nous sommes ensemble”, or “We are together”.