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It chef of mercy ships can you give us a sense of the scope and scale -- your job picture.
On board we had around 41 different nations represented.
-- -- -- -- -- Seven crew members.
And then we -- 217.
-- of the workers.
Then at the hospital school we have another hundred and ten plus their caregivers.
So any given time -- can -- around.
Anywhere from 12100.
17100 meals and a bit.
Or are they really do our -- here.
All right thank you.
When we get produce I've -- I've been witness to approve his truck coming to the -- And have a -- -- my -- chickens and -- -- -- so everything we get here we.
Will take and we just for at least five minutes for the rest.
This is our our best bowl prep area all of our salads and everything -- back here.
-- -- -- -- do you she is.
A life where you decide that you love bonds here.
Major around and funds to take care of yourself and be away from America and to be a part of this ship but how how do you make that -- From the life you use.
That's a -- before my background.
I come from.
The music industry and entertainment industry and the places that I worked for -- but I -- pretty well.
And then I.
And that decision.
What my life.
The best way to do that so I started with teen challenge and -- -- teen challenge.
When they had heard about them the -- -- -- -- Maybe dozens of them turned -- recovery vessels that were like they do tsunamis that type stuff.
And I spoke to them and it's good to get back.
And my brother in law and my mother were like the -- outbursts.
So I called mercy ships.
Put in my application.
For some reason the lord was on me because they fast tracked me.
You know most people wait 68 months to come here and I called out August 11.
They had me at IOC in Texas on September 13 and -- here in Africa by October 16.
And they didn't give you a chance to change your mind that -- VHS -- they gave me enough time I.
I'm basically sold my house has sold all my cars everything -- I did my mom my refrigerator it's been nice it was children -- now you -- your own right now I have executives.
You stainless -- I'm -- I gave my mother my refrigerator and let her keep all my stuff and then -- combat -- in the -- -- -- It's actually been.
-- I mean my son is I have a son who's twenty years old in September 22 that perfect fit.
I had my mother spent her seventieth birthday birthday with me and -- The last -- she's -- -- 69 birthday with -- in Madrid so instead of going back in the states again my -- -- -- as you can see.
I do you haven't you.
My last question do you have a diverse team people from positive in place lots of different languages plus different cultural backgrounds and -- -- -- -- -- You made a big team what.
Do you think is your most important leadership quality.
That you used to keep everything going.
I can hear music playing over there.
A lot times I don't want to say I'm not a micro manager I don't.
Spent over people's shoulders so I think my best management -- is taxi at the discernment to see inside the -- what they can do and then.
Given up the trust -- say okay this what you do this is how you do it I'll show you and then expect you to -- -- -- So I guess I don't know what you would call that back.
When you -- they.
-- after summoned from the from the Congo are from where you've been -- -- after they've worked here and been trained and you do you know if they are able then to go back and get jobs.
Absolutely here in Congo were actually we've developed program that they're gonna get a certificate and of the internationally trained.
-- -- -- -- All of us how much that that -- -- I had 22 day workers the -- And all of them worked in restaurants and hotels and lose and so -- -- nice ones though.
Yes it does it does not go out and find find the places in town that.
-- -- somebody and then I kind of find them jobs that.
Thanks so much that night actually my last question is if I go home when I gone.
Five gained any weight you can call an -- complaint with the color -- kids.
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