“Emoya.” In Mampruli, it means “You’ve done well.” It’s one of my favorite expressions in the Mampruli language, and one that I’ve missed over the last week. My Ghanian friends would use this expression multiple times in casual conversation, often to signify that they agree with you. Since arriving home last week, I’ve gotten to chat with several of my Ghanian friends on the phone. “Emoya.” That’s what they say when they hear that I have made it home safely. It makes me miss them.

I plan to share a few more stories, and I’ve been slow to do so. I just wanted to write a quick post to let everyone know that I am home safely. My weekends are filled with celebrating the marriages of my closest friends, but I’ve yet to upload all of my pictures. I just wanted to thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, emails, and welcome homes. In the few days I have been home, people have asked me for updates on certain patients or prayer requests. I continue to be amazed at the faithfulness of my friends and the community of believers. Emoya. Emoya pom. You’ve done very well.