This evening, Lira and I got a phone call.

The Maldivian volunteers greeted the American volunteers at the airport! Over the crackle of the line I could just make out the hollers of joy and welcome.

Two very different groups of people come together to form a team. In this cross cultural intersection, the airport is a site for connection and a facilitator in reception.

Tomorrow morning the entire team will assemble on the jetty at Landaa Giraavaru of the Four Seasons. Then the team will be complete, and our work will begin!