Today I am leaving for a 10 day trip to Ghana with American Jewish world services.
I don't know what I am going to be doing there. It is a service mission of some kind with a number of Rabbis.
I got an arm full of shots and some pretty intense anti mosquito gear and I am boarding the plane tomorrow.
AJWS does not allow the use of phones or computers on its trips so I will be out of communication for 10 days. No blogging.
I intend to do a great deal of blogging when I return.
In the meantime, if you get an e-mail that says that I am out of the country and lost my passport and wallet and need money - don't be so quick to delete it. It may not be a nigerian e-mail scam. In fact, I may actually be in nigeria. Call my wife and ask her before sending money.
But seriously, I am not sure what I am going to be doing. I am going with an open mind and I am going to throw myself in fully to get the full experience - whatever experience it is that AJWS has in mind.
I plan to report honestly about my experience when I return and let you all know if these types of service trips are really worth while, or if we would be better off giving our money to some professionals on the ground to help the people of Africa.
Looking forward to telling you when I get back.