Photo Gallery: Marathon March

As a last hurrah in training, we walked a half marathon through The Gambia: around rice fields, near cashew orchards, in waist-deep boiling mud, across dry plains and through knee-deep grass. The “Marathon March” served as a perfect metaphor for our service. At times, the walk was difficult in the afternoon heat; it could be wet and squishy and uncomfortable. But alongside good friends and with new people met along the way, it was a long, enjoyable journey.